One of the simplest reforms would be for Congress to adopting the so called “Wyoming Rule,” written about by Matthew Søberg Shugart. Under this system the standard Representative-to-population ratio would be set by the least populated state – Wyoming. The result would be districts containing on average of 568,300 people instead of the 710,767.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 29, 2010 6:10 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 22, 2010 6:30 pm|
The re-apportionment of congressional districts connected to the 2010 census will result in several Democratic-leaning states, such as New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York, losing House seats. The loss of congressional members, also means these reliably blue states now have fewer votes in the Electoral College. The result could be that the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire gain even more importance in deciding who the next president will be.