Countermajoritarian Legislatures: Appendix
11 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2021
Date Written: September 30, 2021
This Appendix first describes the methodology used to tally manufactured majorities that occurred in state legislatures between 1968 and 2016. It then provides the tallies from state senates and state assemblies, as well as histograms showing how manufactured majorities depart from the majority threshold. Although subject to limitations discussed below in and in the main Article, the analysis here shows that manufactured majorities have been a recurring outcome of state legislative elections.
Keywords: state constitutional law, separation of powers, democracy, majority rule
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