I can speak for my home state of New Jersey and my neighboring stae of New York where our taxes are among the highest in the country. We are losing population and as a result we have lost congressional seats. Those of working age went to low tax, job plentyful red states. Those who retired to warmer tempratures were not replaced since they young are finding better jobs in places like Texas, Florida ( ok that is a purple state) , etc.
Coincidence that people are leaving high tax, liberal blue states and going to red/purple states?