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2020 Census Gives DC Statehood Proponents Something To Add To Their Talking Points

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: Residents of the District of Columbia rally for statehood near the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. On Monday, the House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing on legislation that the House passed last summer that would establish the District of Columbia as the 51st state. The District has a population of nearly 700,000 residents. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: Residents of the District of Columbia rally for statehood near the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. On Monday, the House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing on legisla... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: Residents of the District of Columbia rally for statehood near the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. On Monday, the House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing on legislation that the House passed last Summer that would establish the District of Columbia as the 51st state. The District has a population of nearly 700,000 residents. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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As D.C. statehood proponents have long noted, Wyoming gets a congressional seat despite having fewer residents than the district. Now they can add Vermont to the list of states that get more congressional representation than D.C. (which gets only a non-voting delegate) despite having fewer people.

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