MPBN: Maine to Lose Congressional Seat?

Every ten years, Congress examines the latest census data to determine which states have grown their population sufficiently to merit an additional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. And with a set number of 435 seats to go round, this means some states — those with slowing or declining populations — will lose a seat.  While Maine’s two seats look safe enough for the next reapportionment of Congress due to occur within the year, one prominent demographer warns that by 2020, this may well have changed, both for Maine and its neighbor to the south.  More…

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