Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What a Proportionate Senate Would Look Like

Under the Constitution, each state is entitled to two senators regardless of its population. As a result, there are wild disparities in the number of people that each senator represents. For example, California has about 70 times the population of Wyoming but the same number of senators. For a map that imagines what the states might look like if they were redrawn to be equal in population, see here.

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