According to a new study, illegal immigration is set to swing up to 26 congressional seats away from mostly red states and towards blue states, as reported by Breitbart.
The study comes from the Center for Immigration Studies, and focuses on the impact that more illegal aliens will have on the electoral strength of blue and red states. The states that would lose seats in the House of Representatives are mostly concentrated in the south and the midwest. The states that will be hit the hardest are Ohio, set to lose three seats, and Michigan and Pennsylvania, set to lose two seats each.
The report also claims that Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin will all lose one seat each. By contrast, California is set to gain up to 11 more seats, New York will pick up four more, and New Jersey will get two more. Illinois and Massachusetts will each pick up one more seat.
Conversely, the red states of Texas and Florida are both set to pick up four seats each, also primarily due to immigration. Two blue states that will be negatively impacted are Minnesota and Rhode Island, each set to lose one seat.
It cannot yet be accurately projected how this will affect the Electoral College, though it is expected to similarly take votes away from Republicans and shift them towards Democrats. As part of the upcoming 2020 census, these effects will not take place until 2022 for the House of Representatives, and 2024 for the presidential election.