Growth in Florida’s population will give the state two new congressional seats and two electoral votes thanks to the census count earlier this year.

Florida’s population grew 17.6% in the last decade, enabling the state to pick up the new congressional seats in time for the 2012 elections, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

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