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One trend you might notice as you skim through the data is that most of the states with large overcounts were blue states like Hawaii (e.g. Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts), while the most undercounts were red, Southern states like Arkansas. (for example, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi and Texas).

What does it mean: In the allocation of seats after the census – a process known as apportionment – these red states may have been in deficit, as they were not credited for the their entire population. Blue states, on the other hand, might have received more seats because the Census Bureau thought they contained more people than they actually had.


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