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When the census is done will they adjust electoral college votes to reflect populations of the states? That's literally why censuses...?

....are taken.  Even if illegals aren't counted (and they shouldn't be) the numbers are still WAY screwed to red states.

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That's a bizarre twisting of facts anoncon.  Last thing you support is native rights, you clap like a trained seal when their sacred sites are bulldozed.

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So...why is any disparity at all still going to be there?  They already compensated for the sizes of the states by given each state 2 senators regardless of how small they are.

Update 3:

If they are "accurate" then why are they skewed? At all?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Due to very accurate population projections, the census results won't be a surprise and we already know which states will increase or lose representation.  But yes, the census is required to allow electoral votes to be adjusted officially.

    The numbers are skewed to rural, sparsely populated states, many of which are Red states.  Generally, the larger the population of a state, the less representation it has in the Electoral College.  Example:  Less than 200,000 people in Wyoming get an electoral vote, but in California and Texas it takes 600,000 people, meaning Wyoming people are 3x over-represented in a presidential election compared to Californians or Texans.  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Electo...

    Note:  16 of the 25 over-represented states were Red States in 2016.

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    6 months ago

    Yes, they do that adjustment every 10 years. And The Constitution specifies that *everyone* is counted, regardless of legality. If you don't like it, change The Constitution. Here is the clause in question:

    "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons ..."

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