Census estimates show Michigan likely to lose congressional seat, Electoral College vote

DETROIT — Although the official U.S. Census is incomplete, population estimates released last week point to Michigan likely losing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. If that happens, the state would also lose one of its 16 Electoral College votes, which are based on the number of congressional districts in each state, plus the two senators. The state’s population grew in the last decade but only slightly — less than 1% — while the nation as a whole grew by more than 6%, according to the new estimates. That puts Michigan on course for dropping from 14 to 13 House seats and from 16 to …

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