This is a favorite chestnut over at Fox, Breitbart, etc.; Trump himself has used it, and its terribly dismissive of the State of California, as if it were a mere snap-on piece of the map, an accessory that can just be removed and thus some kind of real picture of America emerges with liberal California subtracted and out of the way.
While its technically mathematically correct in numbers only, when its used to prove some point, its grossly inconsiderate of the nearly 40 million Americans who live, work, pay (heavy) taxes and vote here.
One could just as easily pick any state or region, and add or subtract its votes to make some case for this-or-that trend, but somehow, it seems that California gets picked on first, primarily because its a powerhouse liberal state, and knocking it is a right-wing staple.
In case you havent guessed, Im a native Californian, and my beef is the lack of representation for this state.
Take the six predominantly Republican States of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota and South Dakota. Six states, population about 4 million, 12 senators.
And California? Population 40 million, just two senators. 36 million more people, but no additional representation.