Eight States, all but one blue, were overcounted. Six States were undercounted.
Florida was clearly robbed of one extra House seat and likely two seats. Texas was robbed of one seat. Minnesota and Rhode Island kept seats they should have lost and Colorado gained a seat it did not deserve.
Delaware was the highest overcount and Arkansas was the highest undercount.
Not only does this distort the House of Representatives and the Electoral College, it will ensure that many billions of dollars are misdirected away from certain States and to other States in a wrong manner.
Additionally, the population of Puerto Rico was significantly overcounted.
And there is absolutely NOTHING we can do to correct this. There is no statutory way to correct a count and a redo in 2023 or 2024 is not plausible. We are stuck with this count, though we know it is catastrophically wrong.
The only thing we can do is for Congress to try to reform the Census Bureau by legislation so this does not happen again in 2030.
IMHO there was a big problem with the Census because of Covid-19. I worked the 2010 Census and it takes a whole bunch of folks working very hard. Here in Central Texas the Census folks had a very difficult time with finding folks that were willing to work. And the speculation here was the fear of contracting Covid.
It won’t be this Congress anyhow, nor likely the next. Most likely there will be hearings on the subject in the next Congress, but actual legislation would not be likely before the subsequent Congress.
My goodness Safiel, you are worried about "billions of dollars are misdirected away from certain States and to other States in a wrong manner " when the very purpose of having the census was to determine each state’s number of representatives, and, each state’s fair share of a total sum being collected by a direct tax to meet federal exigencies . The two formulas being:
---------------------------- X SUM TO BE RAISED = STATE’S FAIR SHARE
Total U.S. Population
And . . .
------------------- X House size (435) = State`s No. of Representatives
Tell me, Safiel, why are you so concerning about a fair apportionment of each state’s number representatives, but not concerned in the least that each state pays its fair apportioned share when it comes to taxation?
“The apportionment of representation and taxation by the same scale is just; it removes the objection, that, while Virginia paid one sixth part of the expenses of the Union, she had no more weight in public counsels than Delaware, which paid but a very small portion”3 Elliot’s 41