Pick a Number, Any Number: State Representation in Congress after the 2000 Census
12 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2001
In this essay, Professors Edelman and Sherry explain the mathematics behind the allocation of congressional seats to each state, and survey the different methods of allocation that Congress has used over the years. Using 2000 census figures, they calculate each state's allocation under five different methods, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods.
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