It’s the constitutional obligation of the Census Bureau to trace the inhabitants progress and shifts between the states and applicable Home seats accordingly, which feeds into the Electoral Faculty calculation (Home seats plus Senate seats). However in keeping with the solutions of CNN Prime Time host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo and fellow CNN host Michael Smerconish, the bureau serving to Republicans solely and rising their disproportionate illustration in U.S. politics.

With an on-screen headline that dubiously learn “Census Shifts 3 Home Seats from States Biden Received,” Fredo got here again from a industrial break projecting a suspicious tone.

Did you hear in regards to the Census Bureau and what the census goes to do? It is going to shift a number of the seats this Congress. It’s going to make a distinction, particularly for the left. The Home is about to get actual skinny actual quick,” he warned his viewers.

Flaunting his meager grasp of the subject material, Fredo started suggesting the Census Bureau was taking away blue “states” from President Biden and the Democrats:

After all, as you understand, the Census Bureau makes use of its information to determine what number of seats every state will get within the Home of Representatives and their electors for the Electoral Faculty. Biden, Democrat states or the states that he received, they’re going to lose three states. On condition that Democrats solely have a 6-vote majority within the Home, three states – three seats may matter. Proper?

 

 

After introducing Smerconish, the pair went on a tangent about January 6 and scoffed at Republican help for police reform (ignoring Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) invoice). Cuomo tried to gaslight people by suggesting Republicans had extra seats than they deserved as if we lived underneath a proportional illustration system like within the U.Okay.

That you’ve 50-50 within the Senate and your skinny margin within the Home, however Republicans symbolize a fraction of the people who the Democrats do, so the nationwide polls are related,” Fredo griped.

However that was one other lie. As prescribed by the Structure, every congressional district had the identical quantity of individuals dwelling in it. And if a state’s inhabitants meet that quantity or didn’t have sufficient for 2, they nonetheless obtained one consultant. And the Senate was by no means meant to be a physique elected by the inhabitants immediately and was meant to permit for equal illustration to each state.

For his half, Smerconish argued that simply because purple states had been choosing up seats, it didn’t robotically imply they had been going to Republicans; citing totally different demographics. However he constructed on his premise by suggesting the way in which Republicans would get these seats was via Gerrymandering:

We presume that if there’s a shift towards the south, particularly, it is to the good thing about Republicans. Nothing says that the seat that will get added in sure of these states is essentially going to be a Republican state. Not in the event that they do it pretty.

After all, this was gone with out proof and pushed the false notion that Democrats weren’t ever responsible of the identical.

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The transcript is beneath, click on “broaden” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
April 26, 2021
9:33:32 p.m. Jap

CHRIS CUOMO: And first, did you hear in regards to the Census Bureau and what the census goes to do? It is going to shift a number of the seats this Congress. It’s going to make a distinction, particularly for the left. The Home is about to get actual skinny actual quick.

After all, as you understand, the Census Bureau makes use of its information to determine what number of seats every state will get within the Home of Representatives and their electors for the Electoral Faculty. Biden, Democrat states or the states that he received, they’re going to lose three states. On condition that Democrats solely have a 6-vote majority within the Home, three states – three seats may matter. Proper?

Few individuals know what’s at stake higher than my subsequent visitor Michael Smerconish. Smerc, at all times good to see you. I need to begin with micro, then we’ll go to macro in regards to the census.

McCarthy is shifting farther and farther away from the fact of the place he was and what he mentioned about January 6, and I believe it is instructive.

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9:36:08 p.m. Jap

CUOMO: However as you have defined so brilliantly right here and in your radio present and your TV present, the illustration in Congress doesn’t replicate the inhabitants of this nation. That you’ve 50-50 within the Senate and your skinny margin within the Home, however Republicans symbolize a fraction of the people who the Democrats do, so the nationwide polls are related. Do they need the George Floyd act if they need the bottom?

MICHAEL SMERCONISH: Properly, can I tie this in to the census? As a result of I am questioning if perhaps the lead is being buried, proper? The headline tonight is one in every of “shift towards the south.” The south tends to be purple. The takeaway appears to be that is to the good thing about the Republican Social gathering. However after we get the demographic info as to what populations are rising, my hunch is that you will see progress amongst people who’re black, Latino, and younger.

So perhaps within the quick time period there is a bonus for Republicans, however in the long term, that demographic shift, there will probably be extra people within the south than there will probably be within the rust belt, however they are usually Democratic voters. The place this heads in the long run, I believe, is way totally different than the place it goes within the quick time period.

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CUOMO: It is fascinating, you are speaking in regards to the states. California and New York are dropping seats. That isn’t a shocking phenomenon to me. These are costly states. Persons are shifting away from them. However Colorado, Oregon, Montana, North Carolina, Florida all choosing up seats. Is that what you imply by who’s it, although?

SMERCONISH: Proper. They’re rising due to what inhabitants inside these states. We presume that if there’s a shift towards the south, particularly, it is to the good thing about Republicans. Nothing says that the seat that will get added in sure of these states is essentially going to be a Republican state. Not in the event that they do it pretty.

Cook dinner Political Report, and I belief their judgment, David Wasserman et al say that the pen will probably be within the arms of 187 who management Republican districts, 75 whom management Democratic districts, and the remainder will probably be some sort of fee.

One different commentary, if I can rapidly make this. Such as you I am very a lot attuned to the difficulty of gerrymandering. I believe it is a very major problem. However do not overlook Invoice Bishop and the large type and the concept individuals are selecting to stay among the many like-minded. The variety of blow-out counties continues to develop, and we do not redraw the boundary line on counties each 10 years. There’s one thing else within the water right here. It is not simply the way in which we’re characterizing congressional districts.

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