Are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s days numbered in congress?
Well, according to a new study by The City, her time may be up.
Long-time pollster Frank Luntz shared a rather harrowing reality for New York Democrats and Ocasio-Cortez, saying, “New York is expected to lose a House seat after the 2020 Census, and state Democrats are looking to draw out @AOC’s district.”
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) December 31, 2019
That’s right, the 2020 Census is coming — and because over a quarter of those living in her district are non-citizens, Ocasio-Cortez’s district may ultimately be redrawn and she may be pushed out of her congressional seat.
Here’s the scoop by The City:
“For Ocasio-Cortez, a full Census count is more than a matter of making sure her district gets all the funds and services it’s due. In a sense, her own political fortunes could hang in the balance.
“A review by THE CITY, building on data and analysis by The Texas Tribune, suggests Ocasio-Cortez’ district could be particularly vulnerable to undercount because a little over a quarter of those living there are non-citizens.
“That’s a higher percentage than any other congressional district in the state.
“A Census undercount in Ocasio-Cortez’ district and elsewhere in the state could lead to the elimination of congressional districts — potentially setting off politically charged redistricting battles.”
Conservatives are having fun with the idea that non-citizens — who Ocasio-Cortez has often fought for, particularly at the border — may be the very reason she may lose in 2020.
One even said, “Some NY bar is about to get itself quite the bartender…”
Some NY bar is about to get itself quite the bartender…
— Michael Talty (@mptalty) December 31, 2019
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