The rapidly increasing list of members of Congress calling for the resignation of Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki follows one predictable pattern. Many of those making the demand are either Republicans or Democrats in swing states or close reelection campaigns. But another factor might also be in play: states where veterans are more likely to live.
The VA tracks veteran residency by state. As of last September, it estimates that no state was home to more veterans than California — which makes sense, given the size of the state’s population.
You’ll find maps of where veterans live over at The Fix, in a post by Philip Bump.