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  •  The current structure of states is what is stupid (0+ / 0-)

    Making a bunch of new ones would be a great thing.

    It won't happen of course, but our government is non-functional in part because the current state structure looks like it was created by an insane drunk on meth for the first time.

    Mr. Gorbachev, establish an Electoral College!

    by tommypaine on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 02:40:21 PM PDT

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    •  Not gonna happen (3+ / 0-)
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      WisJohn, aamail6, MichaelNY

      A bunch of new states wouldn't alter anything as the states would most likely be more polarized than they are now.  

      "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

      by rdw72777 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 03:12:06 PM PDT

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      •  Obviously it would alter everything (2+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, James Allen

        North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana have eight Senators when they barely deserve the relative influence of being able to vote for Colorado's Senators.

        Polarization is irrelevant to the point.  Something more democratically sane than giving 20% of a filibuster to states with less population than a decent sized county would lead to significant change no matter what.

        Mr. Gorbachev, establish an Electoral College!

        by tommypaine on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 08:02:58 PM PDT

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        •  Point taken (1+ / 0-)
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          But you can't create new states or merge states every time there's an appreciable change in population or the distribution thereof.

          Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

          by MichaelNY on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 08:04:49 PM PDT

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