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  •  They just want to go back to the three-fifths rule (0+ / 0-)

    in the Constitution. So the votes of city residents will count much less than the votes of rural Fundamentalist shitkickers with The Bible For Dummies in one hand and an AK47 in the other. Because cities are filled with, you know, Negros. And Jews and Hispanics  and gays and socialists too. People who arent real Americans. Heck, maybe they can even make our votes count only two-fifths. or one. Because they care ever so much about the Founders wanted.

    •  Back in the segregationist era... (0+ / 0-)

      Many politicians wanted reapportionment to be based upon the number of voters, not the number of citizens, as in some southern states voter turnout was only 10% of what it was in similar-sized states in the North.  

      It would have been good if it had happened back then, but the longer-term implications would have been...weird.  On one hand, it would mean that Republicans (assuming history turned out roughly the same) would be able to draw less Democratic districts.  On the other hand, it would also mean that states like Texas would have a lot less electoral clout than they do now.

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