Idea: 10 biggest states get 3 senators

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Skill and Chance:
Quote from: Blairite on December 30, 2020, 02:36:23 PM

It's even more arbitrary than the current system. Not a fan.



Yes.  Consider a world where the majority of the US population lives in CA and TX.  This system does next to nothing to mitigate that. 

Progressive Pessimist:
It sucks that my state is the 11th biggest. Still, it's at least somewhat better than our current asinine system. Maybe we can also make it so that the ten least populated only get one Senator?

Stuart98:
If you have the political capital to do this, why not go all out? I fail to see the point of any half-measure that takes a constitutional amendment.

Garibaldi Day:
Quote from: Blairite on December 30, 2020, 02:36:23 PM

It's even more arbitrary than the current system. Not a fan.



This. And, of course, it's never going to happen.

LtNOWIS:
Quote from: Stuart98 on January 04, 2021, 11:37:25 PM

If you have the political capital to do this, why not go all out? I fail to see the point of any half-measure that takes a constitutional amendment.


It can't even be done with a normal constitutional amendment. The constitution says you can't amend the constitution to deprive states of their equal representation in the Senate without their consent.

It'd be easier to change the Senate to something mostly ceremonial like the British House of Lords.

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