BREAKING NEWS – Sacramento, California – One week after California learned that it will lose a U.S. House seat for the first time in the state’s history, officials announced that the state’s population dropped for the first time since California became a state 171 years ago.

The nation’s most populous state lost more than 180,000 people between January 2020 and January 2021 – a 0.46 decline – according to state Department of Finance data.

Governor Gavin Newsom was unshaken by the news. “Am I worried about this? Not in the least,” he calmly explained. “In reality, 180,000 people aren’t that much. In fact, we can get at least that many people back, two hours after the walls on California’s southern border are torn down.”