|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] What California gets for Christmas
> Anyway, it occurred to me: Wow, you want California to get eight more
_And_, I do believe, a power-up in number of House of Representives
members from 55 to 59 -- because of the way the Apportionment Act of
1911 (part of the upthread explantion you ignored) rounds _up_
all fractional House entitlements for each state, after each decennial
census. This is one of the ways the current system puts a thumb on the
scales in favor of less-populated ('smaller') states. You'd have
grasped this if you'd bothered even a little to read the text I
forwarded -- but of course you didn't.
So, _please do_ push through Congress an act dividing California into
five states, and giving us a huge political advantage in both the Senate
and the House. That would be really, really nice of you.
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