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  •  I really like that idea... (1+ / 0-)
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    Of course, only in our dreams could it happen.

    I ran through the numbers to see how it would work out based on your 3 million bump:

    Based on the 2012 data, if you use 6 million as the level to get a second senator, then only 18 states would qualify for more than one senator.

    If the cut off was for 9 million for the 3rd senator, then only 10 states for qualify for the trifecta.

    That would bring you up to 78 seats.

    The states with the most senators would be Illinois and Pennsylvania with four. Florida and New York with six. Texas with 8 senators. And, the great state of California with an even dozen senators.  

    Works out to be 100 on the nose.

    The only downside would be what type of mess my state of Texas would be in with having to find 6 additional Republican senators. I can only imagine Senators Stockman, Gohmert, Barton and Sessions.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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