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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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