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  •  625,000 translates to a bit less than 500 reps in (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    the House. That is about what we have now.

    I understand your points. I also believe there may be a problem of unintended consequences to such a dramatic change (ie 435 to over 3,000 reps.) But I have to go back to how the system was set up originally. The Senators were creatures of the various states. Congressmen were directly elected by the people.

    How large can a district get without breaking the 'directly elected' meme. Seems to me that too many minority voices are silenced as district size increases. I do not mean minority only in terms of ethnicity or sex or age. I mean political attitudes.

    Don't squander your youth. You never can buy it back.

    by fredlonsdale on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 01:30:36 PM PDT

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