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  •  Any idea what the actual breakdown is? (0+ / 0-)

    In other words, of the 21 least populous states, how many Republican senators are in office?  How many Democrats and Independents?

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 03:51:21 PM PST

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    •  I glanced at the states (2+ / 0-)
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      The thought experiment was more for illustrative purposes on the power of small states, and not so much actual Senate breakdown.  There are small blue states as well as small red states - for every Wyoming a Vermont.  Without totaling it all up, it looks slightly more red, but I wouldn't put money on that.  

    •  No idea. (1+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse

      But a person living in Idaho has 3x the Congressional representation than a person in California.

      •  Not really. (0+ / 0-)

        A person living in Idaho has one Representative and two Congressmen, just like the rest of us from any other state.  It's only the Idaho citizenry as a whole which could be alleged to have an advantage.  But since Idahoans don't have a hive mind acting with identical beliefs of a dangerous sort, there doesn't seem to be any real benefit.

        But I get what you're trying to say.

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:52:31 AM PST

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