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Census apportionment data shows Michigan loses 1 congressional seat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan will lose one congressional seat according to data released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Michigan will go from 14 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to 13.  Michigan’s Electoral College votes will also drop from 16 to 15.  Michigan is one of seven states that will lose a congressional seat.  In terms of regional population growth, the South grew the fastest over the decade with a 10.2 percent increase in population, followed the west with 9.2 percent, the Northeast with 4.1 percent, and the Midwest with 3.1 percent.