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« on: January 19, 2013, 04:41:52 pm »

How would they be allocated by state?
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 04:59:27 pm »

Well, 435 x 2 = 970, pretty close to 1000....so double everything, then you just have 30 more seats to figure out.

Edit: oops that's 870
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 05:55:32 pm »

Something like this:

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 06:29:31 pm »
« Edited: January 19, 2013, 06:35:57 pm by True Federalist »

Actually it would be exactly this, with DC getting 4 EV's  (Green indicates where I have a state getting one more rep than Miles did.  These are mostly the states that have enough representatives that they have an average population per district below than the national average, but not all of them. I think Miles likely used total population for each state rather than the apportionment population, and then did a division and rounded down.

BTW, Georgia got the 1000th seat, with Ohio in line to get the 1001th seat.

Alabama   16
Alaska   2
Arizona   21
Arkansas   9
California   121
Colorado   16
Connecticut   12
Delaware   3
Florida   61
Georgia   32
Hawaii   4
Idaho   5
Illinois   42
Indiana   21
Iowa   10
Kansas   9
Kentucky   14
Louisiana   15
Maine   4
Maryland   19
Massachusetts   21
Michigan   32
Minnesota   17
Mississippi   10
Missouri   19
Montana   3
Nebraska   6
Nevada   9
New Hampshire   4
New Jersey   29
New Mexico   7

New York   63
North Carolina   31
North Dakota   2
Ohio   37
Oklahoma   12
Oregon   12
Pennsylvania   41
Rhode Island   3
South Carolina   15
South Dakota   3
Tennessee   21
Texas   82

Utah   9
Vermont   2
Virginia   26
Washington   22
West Virginia   6
Wisconsin   18
Wyoming   2
TOTAL   1000
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 09:01:33 pm »

This is actually a pretty fair representation of each state's population.  If you multiply the state's percentage of the US population by 10 it comes out as roughly equal to the above numbers.

Although many people think a Congress so large would be too unwieldy, I think that smaller Congressional districts would decrease the amount of money needed to campaign and in turn allow for representatives to be more in tune with the actual voters rather than the lobbyists.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 12:02:02 pm »

I think Miles likely used total population for each state rather than the apportionment population, and then did a division and rounded down.


Yeah, I tried; I figured someone else would put something more accurate out though.

This would be a good topic for a series.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 01:34:12 pm »

if you guys do make this into a series, I have the state of Arkansas done.  just ask me for the map.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 02:58:23 pm »

Incidentally, it takes until there are 772 seats for every state to have 2 seats.
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