Now that the census reapportionment numbers have been released, here’s your handy guide to what it all means.
1. Republicans will gain 8 to 14 seats in the House, depending on how redistricting goes.
2. The Republican presidential candidate will have six more electoral votes in the Bush/McCain states, making it that much easier to get to 269 (if the electoral college is tied 269-269, the president will be elected by the votes of the 50 state delegations in the Republican-controlled House.)
(In the chart below, I’ve been very conservative in selecting which states the GOP presidential nominee could win; there’s plenty of room for growth.)