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Arizona fails to add seat in U.S. House after 2020 census

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-26 20:32:28-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was among the fastest-growing states during the past decade, but its population of 7.15 million was not enough to give it a 10th congressional seat.

U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday shows Arizona will continue to have nine congressional seats.

It also will be unable to add a 12th presidential electoral vote as some had anticipated. Democrat Joe Biden's narrow victory in Arizona made it among a handful of swing states instrumental in determining the presidential contest.

Arizona had gained at least one U.S. House seat in every census since 1950.