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Unequal Representation of the States

According to the 1860 Census there were a total of 3,953,760 slaves. but  only  3/5's of them were counted for the purpose of apportionment in the House of Representatives.

The remaining 2/5's were not counted. Would you be surprised to learn that the slaves of the 18th century America were better represented than the residents of Montana are today?

According to the 2010 Census Montana had a population of 989,000 people, but when compared with Rhode Island, only 57% of the  people were counted for the purpose of apportionment in the House of Representatives.

In other words 57% of the women, Native Americans, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, African Americans and the Gays and Lesbians living in Montana are not being counted.

If all of the Congressional Districts in all of the states were equally apportioned, there would be over 700 representatives rather than just 435,

Average District Size
California          702,905
Texas                 698,488
New York           717,707
Florida                696,345
Illinois                712,812
Pennsylvania      705,688
Ohio                    721,832
Michigan            684,545
Georgia              691975
North Carolina   733,499
New Jersey        732,658
Virginia              727,366
Washington        672,454
Massachusetts      727,514
Indiana                 728,422
Arizona                710,224
Tennessee             705,123
Missouri               748,616
Maryland              721,694
Wisconsin             721,694
Minnesota             662,991
Colorado               718,456
Alabama               682,819
South Carolina      660,766
Louisiana              755,562
Kentucky              867,873
Oregon                 766,215
Oklahoma             750,270
Connecticut           714,819
Iowa                      609,271
Mississippi            741,924
Arkansas               728,980
Kansas                  713,280
Utah                      690,964
Nevada                 675,138
New Mexico         686,393
West Virginia        617,665
Nebraska               608,780
Idaho                     783,791
Hawaii                   680,151
Maine                    644,181
New Hampshire     673,085
Rhode Island          526.000
Montana                 989,000
Delaware                897,000
South Dakota         814,180
Alaska                    710,231
North Dakota         672,231
Vermont                  625,741
Wyoming               563,626
By Population
California 37,253,956
Texas 25,145,561
New York                 19,378,102
Florida 18,801,310
Illinois 12,830,632
Pennsylvania 12,702,379
Ohio 11,536,504
Michigan 9,883,640
Georgia 9,687,653
North Carolina 9,535,483
New Jersey 8,791,894
Virginia 8,001,024
Washington 6,724,540
Massachusetts 6,547,629
Indiana 6,483,802
Arizona 6,392,017
Tennessee 6,346,105
Missouri 5,988,927
Maryland 5,773,552
Wisconsin 5,686,986
Minnesota 5,303,925
Colorado 5,029,196
Alabama 4,779,736
South Carolina 4,625,364
Louisiana 4,533,372
Kentucky 4,339,367
Oregon 3,831,074
Oklahoma 3,751,351
Connecticut 3,574,097
Iowa 3,046,355
Mississippi 2,967,297
Arkansas 2,915,918
Kansas 2,853,118
Utah 2,763,885
Nevada 2,700,551
New Mexico 2,059,179
West Virginia 1,852,994
Nebraska 1,826,341
Idaho 1,567,582
Hawaii 1,360,301
Maine 1,328,361
New Hampshire 1,316,470
Rhode Island 1,052,567
Montana 989,415
Delaware 897,934
South Dakota 814,180
Alaska 710,231
North Dakota 672,591
Vermont 625,741
Wyoming 563,626

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