And who said there is never any good news in politics?
So many people are leaving the expensive and high taxed state of New York that the state is in danger of losing a seat in Congress before the 2022 election.
The best part? Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s seat is the one legislators are thinking about dropping.
According to Business Insider between July 2019 and July 2020, “126,000 people moved out of New York state.”
“New York has been losing residents since 2016, according to the data, but this year was the most significant drop by far. The second biggest year-to-year population drop for the state this decade was between 2018 and 2019 when more than 80,000 people left the state.”Business Insider
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The coronavirus pandemic may be to blame for recent moves, but New Yorkers have been leaving the state in droves for years.
Bloomberg reported last year that New York City, the state’s largest city, “was losing 376 residents per day to domestic migration in 2019 — an increase of more than 100 per day from the previous year — before it became the epicenter of the country’s virus outbreak in March this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest survey of population shifts.”
New Yorkers aren’t even moving far. The New York Post reports that “the post office received 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31, according to data the Post obtained from the U.S. Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request. While many city dwellers decamped to Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester, and Connecticut, others scattered across the country.”
“The Postal Service data shows only the destination ZIP codes and counties where more than 10 New Yorkers forwarded their mail — and it points to places like Park City, Utah; Jackson, Wyo., and Brattleboro, Vt.,” the outlet notes.
California and Illinois both lost population, led by their own largest cities. Los Angeles and Chicago both saw “daily departures in the triple digits” and both have been hemorrhaging residents since at least 2017.
Because 2020 was a census year, states who had major population losses and gains will begin the process of “apportionment” in 2021 — reconfiguring Congressional districts to better align with population shifts. New York lost so many residents since 2010 that it’s likely to lose a seat in Congress.
The Intercept notes that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district could be the one that makes most sense to axe, however the socialist is sure to put up a fight.
“In 2014, New York approved a constitutional amendment establishing a nonpartisan redistricting commission, which is set to take over the redistricting process starting in 2020,” the outlet reported. “The 10-member commission, meant to be independent from the legislature, is made up of individuals selected by leaders from the state Senate and Assembly, and the original eight members pick two additional members.”