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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:07 AM

MAP: U.S. Redrawn As 50 States With Equal Population

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MrScorpio Feb 2013 OP
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #1
Denninmi Feb 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #3

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:22 AM

1. Holy shit, man, what a clusterfuck.....

Geez. Louise.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:31 AM

2. Hey, this would make our local politics easier.

The State of Detroit eliminates the albatross of uber-conservative W. Michigan from around our necks. I kinda like that idea. We even keep Lansing, so good to go as far as a state Capitol.

But, they better give Monroe, Lenawee, and Hillsdale back to us, lest we have to go to war with Toledo a second time.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:02 AM

3. quote: Neil Freeman, of "Fake Is The New Real,"

redrew the U.S. as 50 states with equal population. In a post, he explained his approach:

The fundamental problem of the electoral college is that the states of the United States are too disparate in size and influence. The largest state is 66 times as populous as the smallest and has 18 times as many electoral votes. This allows for Electoral College results that don't match the popular vote. To remedy this issue, the Electoral Reform Map redivides the fifty United States into 50 states of equal population. The 2010 Census records a population of 308,745,538 for the United States, which this map divides into 50 states, each with a population of about 6,175,000.








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