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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:27 AM

I know someone here can calculate how many Americans the 57 Convict votes represent ?

Millions more than the 43 acquit votes represent. I'm sure.

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Reply I know someone here can calculate how many Americans the 57 Convict votes represent ? (Original post)
Captain Zero Feb 14 OP
ZZenith Feb 14 #1
mobeau69 Feb 14 #5
ZZenith Feb 14 #6
DeminPennswoods Feb 14 #7
Indykatie Feb 14 #2
LizBeth Feb 14 #3
pbmus Feb 14 #4
progree Feb 14 #8
Angleae Feb 14 #9

Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:45 AM

1. 47,000,000 more if we're talking total population.

331,000,000 x .57 = 189,000,000

331,000,000 X .43 = 142,000,000


Hope that helps.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:24 AM

5. It's not that easy. Every state has two Senators regardless of population.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:28 AM

6. Ah, yes.

Donít have the energy to calculate it on a state by state basis but it would be WAY more than 47 million.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:31 AM

7. The comparison was to a recent poll that

showed 57% of Americans supporting conviction and 43% opposed. The votes of 100 Senators broke down exactly that way, 57% for, 43% against.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:50 AM

2. I Saw That Someone Did The Calculation and It's Much Higher Than Just 57% of the Population

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:01 AM

3. Someone posted earlier today that the 57 would equal 2/3 of the nation.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:58 AM

8. 61.6% vs.38.2% (yuh, I know, it doesn't add up to 100.0% due to rounding)

Excellent Ari Berman tweets on the Senate and impeachment vote.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10022853

Senators voting to impeach represent 61.6% of the population (202,119,286 people)

Senators voting against represent 38.2% of the population (125,414,488 people)

Senators voting for impeachment represent 76.7 million more people than senators voting against.

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This just underscores how undemocratic US Senate is:

-split 50-50 but Dems represent 41 million more people

-15 states with 38 million people elect 30 GOP senators

-California with 40 million people elect 2 Dems


By 2040, roughly 70% of the country will be represented by 30 senators. The remaining Americans, who are disproportionately whiter, older, and more rural, will have 70 senators.


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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 12:57 PM

9. 126,404,936(acquit) vs 202,366,371(convict)

Giving each senator 1/2 the population of their state (population from wiki 2020 estimate)

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