Why does Rhode Island have 2 reps, Montana only 1?

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  1. K9Buck

    K9Buck Well-Known Member

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    Any idea? They have similar populations.
     
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    K9Buck Well-Known Member

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    Ok. So it appears the Democrats may need to send lots of illegals and refugees to Rhode Island before the census. They purportedly were +157 residents over the threshold for 2 representatives.
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    There's an inherent trade-off between pragmatics and fairness.

    Rhode Island had a very slightly higher population than Montana, and a cut-off has to be drawn somewhere.

    However, this has now changed and Montana now has slightly more population than Rhode Island. Most likely the number of Senators to these states will be reapportioned after the next Census.
     
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    The number of Senator for each state (two) does not change.
     
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    lemmiwinx Well-Known Member Donor

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    Let 'em duke it out on the battlefield. Montana has more guns and horses but Rhode Island has a navy base.
     

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