After the 2020 census released Monday showed New York losing a congressional seat by a mere 89 residents, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the state is looking at its legal options.
The governor, during a news conference on Tuesday, suggested that the count may have been inaccurate, claiming that the Trump administration may have scared undocumented immigrants “nervous to come forward,” according to Fox News.
Cuomo stated, “I do believe the federal government had a chilling effect. We’re looking at legal options because when you’re talking about 89 — that could be a minor mistake in counting, right?”
New York, along with California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, each lost one seat. Meanwhile, Texas picked up two, and Florida, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, and North Carolina each added one.
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