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Despite projections that House Democrats would expand their majority by up to 20 seats, Republican candidates have flipped at least 12 districts from New York to California. Seven races remain uncalled, with Republicans leading in six and only down 13 votes in the seventh.

Now, a legal challenge from the Trump administration affecting redistricting procedures could shave the Democrats’ tenuous majority down further.

The Washington Free Beacon’s Kevin Daley reports on the latest developments in what has quietly developed into a blockbuster Supreme Court case:

The Trump administration will press its bid to exclude illegal aliens from the population baseline for awarding House seats on Monday in the Supreme Court, a move that would shift political clout away from states with large undocumented populations.

President Donald Trump’s July order to exclude illegal aliens from the apportionment could be one of his most consequential acts in office. States like California, where approximately 6 percent of the population is undocumented, will lose out on congressional seats and untold millions in federal funds if the administration prevails.

Blue states losing even a handful of seats would make the House’s thin Democratic majority even more precarious. Congressional analysts suggest Democrats will lose the House in 2022 on the basis of reapportionment alone, since red states with growing populations are expected to gain seats. But right-leaning states like Florida and Texas could each pick up one seat fewer as a result of the order, according to the Pew Research Center.

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The dispute is moving at a fast clip. Census figures are by law due to the White House from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Dec. 31. President Trump must transmit a reapportionment to Congress by Jan. 10, 2021. The Constitution requires the government to conduct a census every 10 years.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the first Bush administration 28 years ago to include overseas military personnel as part of their home state’s population in the census.

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Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Now when the Constitution was written it says all are to counted in the census and the representative are to be apportioned by that count. Now when this was written we had so many in this USA who were undocumented in any way, I do think the Constitutional Congress would have mentioned that, now at the time most who came here landed at one of the about 80 ports on the East coast , just got off the ship and went their own way not being screened or vetted by anyone, as the History of this USA points out that each port had one immigration officer and most of the time you could find them in the local saloon well intoxicated, so any one looking up their ancestors in most cases find them in the ships logs but no where else in any official documents.

Brenda
Brenda
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Robert, what you say is true. However, the parallel of the founding era with today is not any equal match regarding immigration. The founders did not promise any aid to immigrants other than Christian fellowship & friendship. Every man, woman and child was free to create by their skill, inspiration& hard work a sustaining existence, by fair & honest practice. Current immigrants often express their plan to acquire free services & government payment to sustain their lives. Many generations of immigrants have colonized retaining their native language & practices never intending to assimilate as patriotic citizens. While some have made every effort to become AMERICAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS. I will forever work for measured immigration that provides opportunity for the noble skills immigrants bring to our land. I will forever fight against Government hand outs fir those who have not worked to
Further a free and prosperous America.

bob d
bob d
1 month ago
Reply to  Brenda

200% CORRECT!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago
Reply to  Brenda

They were expected to learn English and be self sufficient. The immigrants weren’t allowed to mooch off of the citizens

Wyatt
Wyatt
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

My daughter’s great great grandmother came to this country and would not leave the house until she could speak perfect English . I believe she was about 17 or 18 . She then met a young man who spoke the Queens English married and began their family . Their children became business owners in their community , businesses that are still operating today . They immigrated because America was the land of opertunity where they could better themselves . Not for handouts and government assistance .

Linda
Linda
1 month ago
Reply to  Wyatt

That’s the path most immigrants in their day acted. They wanted to become Americans and work hard to obtain their goals.

That’s not the case these days.

We have a constant list of what Dems want to force these illegal immigrants to be given. They come here illegally and the Dems support giving them every taxpayer funded thing they can.

The dem party breaks our laws to protect them, rather than uphold our laws, as they took an oath to do. Now they seek open borders, knowing full well the destructive results to all American citizens and to our nation in general. They’re putting their illegals best interests ahead of our own.

Those who violate their oaths of office, need to be removed.

Donna
Donna
1 month ago
Reply to  Brenda

WELL SAID !!!! A very intelligent response to the radical left and their views on illegal immigration and the adverse affect it has on our society….

Rich
Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Brenda

I love you Brenda will you marry me ?

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

Troll

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

The emigrants from several years ago were required to learn English and be self reliant. Now the commiecrats want to give them the country

James Morgan
James Morgan
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

True, but since that time Immigration Laws have been enacted and have been ruled Constitutional. Using the immigration law breakers to determine Representatives to Congress is insane.

MPC
MPC
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

A lot has changed since the founding of the country. Immigration laws have been written which are not being upheld.

I have had the good luck of working with Asian immigrants that became US Citizens and have a greater appreciation for this country than many natural born citizens.

They do not understand how any US citizen could burn our flag, shout death to America, and want to change it into something that we would then run away from.

Legal immigration, Yes. Illegal immigration, Hell NO.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago

This stupid site keeps throwing my comments out. What’s wrong with my comments? Are the people at American action news getting like Twitter?

James Morgan
James Morgan
1 month ago

Unless Trump succeeds in reversing this election, forget 2022. The Democrats will have learned that cheating wins with NO repercussions, and they will “win” every seat they want in every future election!

MPC
MPC
1 month ago
Reply to  James Morgan

Get involved at local levels. Elect true conservatives in the state legislature. Change the state laws to make elections secure.

The break down occurred at the county level. The benefits of the actions went to state and national candidates.

It will always be this way if people do not start getting involved again.

2020 has to be the year to turn things around. Look to 2020 to throw out every democrat that come up for election. And for Gods sake fully vet the Republican candidate in your states elections. Good conservative Republicans need to step forward. And they need to be honest.