Maybe Minnesota won’t lose a seat in Congress

For years, we’ve been hearing that population changes around the country could cause Minnesota to lose one of its eight seats in Congress.

But now we’re hearing: maybe not.

A group that last year used census data to predict Minnesota would drop to seven seats in the House — and lose a vote in the Electoral Congress — now says the state will likely narrowly hang on to all its seats, according to a story in the Star Tribune.

Election Data Services had thought Missouri might ace us out in the census, but the latest data news shows Minnesota ahead by 15,643 people.

Still, final census results aren’t in, and there are 16 states that could still lose or gain a seat, depending on the numbers.

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