David Ammons at the Secretary of State’s office triggers that speculation with his look at new population estimates from the U.S. Census.
Washington has gained 770,000 people this decade which could be enough to give the state a 10th seat in the U.S. House. A fairly complex formula decides which states gain seats and which states lose them after east census.
Today’s New York Times lists Washington as a state now likely to gain a seat.
“Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington would gain one seat each, according to an analysis of the figures by