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Posts exaggerate migrants' impact on US Census, elections

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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AFP / HERIKA MARTINEZ
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Social media posts claim Democrats are encouraging the entry of undocumented migrants so they are included in the US census, giving blue states more representation and power over the 2024 presidential election results. This is misleading; experts say it is unclear how newly arrived migrants will affect the apportionment of congressional seats and electoral votes, and that any such change would take effect after the next count in 2030.

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