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  •  This sort of thing has a long history in the US. (3+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, the fan man, drmah

    In 1920, the census showed that for the first time a majority of the population was classified as "urban".  Most of these were immigrants in the large industrial cities.  So what did Congress do?  Why, nothing at all.  They didn't honor their constitutional duty to re-apportion seats based on the decennial census, as this would have given the cities more power.

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