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Old 06-02-2019, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by CoastalMaineiac View Post
The issue always seems to come down to "one person, one vote" vs "rural states should keep their influence."
When is this canard going away?

Is Vermont famed as the corn capital of North America? Is Delaware teeming with amber waves of grain? Is this why these tiny states have such disproportionate electoral strength?

No. The largest state for agriculture, by far, is ... wait for it ... California! California has a larger land area than Montana, or than both Dakotas added together. There are 24 Senators representing 12 states whose combined area is less than that of California.

Wasn't there a proposal to split California into four states to pick up six more Senators? Perhaps that's worth doing if/when humans regain control of Middle Earth.