As redistricting gets under way, Democrats’ prospects looking brighter

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Reuters

By Joseph Ax and Jason Lange (Reuters) – When Republican-controlled states such as Texas and Florida gained U.S. House of Representative seats thanks to 2020 census data showing their populations are booming, it appeared Democrats were in for another bleak redistricting cycle. But the census also found that most of the nation’s growth is in urban areas and among minorities. Coupled with the shift of suburban white voters toward Democrats during the presidency of Republican Donald Trump, the party’s prospects for the next decade are looking less dire. Proposals for new congressional maps in Rep…

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