Equal Apportionment in the House
The Online Professor Keith Broaders
 
tyle="text-align: center;">Apportionment

in the House of Representatives

Wyoming has a population of 563,000 and has only ONE Congressional Representative. Montana's population is 989,000 and still has only ONE Representative. According to Article I, Section 2, Clause 3, that the number of representatives shall not exceed one for every 30,000 and the ratio of constituents to Representatives shall be 30,000 to 1, but no the number of representatives can not be greater than one per 30,000.;

So for example, Wyoming should have 18 Representatives, not ONE. Rhode Island would have 35. Montana would be allotted 32. In addition, the seats in the House of Representatives are not being equally apportioned, as you can see by the disparity between Montana and Wyoming. One with 989 Thousand, the other with only 564. That is not my definition of "equal".

Vacancies occur every time a state's population increases according to the census taken. According to the provisions of Article I, Section 2, Clause 4, it is the responsibility of the states to fill all such vacancies by issuing writs of election, with Congressional Districts, not to exceed 30,000 people. The proper definition of the word exceed indicates that the number of constituents are restricted by a limit. The limit is one Representative for every thirty Thousand people.

Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3, clearly mandates that each state shall have one Representative for every 30,000 constituents. Congress passed legislation in 1921, to limit the number of seats in the House of Representative to 435. With the Reapportionment Act of 1929, they made it permanent.

This act was clearly unconstitutional and stands in violation of the right of the states to be equally and adequately represented.

To determine how many Representatives a state is entitled to, simply divide the state's population by 30,000. Then divide that number into population and you will be able to  determine the number of seats in Congress the state is entitled to have.

In the case of Montana, they have a population of 989,000 and when it is divided by 30,000 you get 32,996 seats. When that number is reduced to 32 you end up with 32 districts of with 30,906 inhabitants.

 If this formula was observed, every state and its people would have the proper number of voices in the House to speak for them.

The representatives of the people in the state legislatures are supposed to protect the people from abuse of this kind by Congress. The states alone are responsible for applying for the proper number of seats in the House, but have collectively allowed Congress to dictate to them how many they will receive under the rules of the unconstitutional Reapportionment Act of 1929.

The people in every state should demand that they be allotted the number of Representatives, guaranteed to them in the Constitution. 

# of Districts
State Art. I R. Act
California 1,241 53
Texas 838 36
New York 645 27
Florida 626 27
Illinois 427 18
Pennsylvania 423 18
Ohio 384 16
Michigan 329 14
Georgia 322 14
N. Carolina 317 13
New Jersey 293 12
Virginia 266 11
Washington 224 10
Massachusetts 218 9
Indiana 216 9
Arizona 213 9
Tennessee 211 9
Missouri 199 8
Maryland 192 8
Wisconsin 189 8
Minnesota 176 8
Colorado 167 7
Alabama 159 7
S. Carolina 154 7
Louisiana 150 6
Kentucky 144 6
Oregon 127 5
Oklahoma 125 5
Connecticut 118 5
Iowa 101 4
Mississippi 98 4
Arkansas 97 4
Kansas 95 4
Utah 92 4
Nevada 90 4
N. Mexico 68 3
W. Virginia 61 3
Nebraska 60 3
Idaho 52 2
Hawaii 45 2
Maine 44 2
N. Hampshire 43 2
Rhode Island 35 2
Montana 32 1
Delaware 29 1
South Dakota 27 1
Alaska 23 1
North Dakota 22 1
Vermont 20 1
Wyoming 18 1
Totals 10,245 435
State Numbers
District Size Population
30,019 37,253,956
30,365 25,145,561
30,043 19,378,102
30.034 18,801,310
30,043 12,830,632
30,029 12,702,379
30,042 11,536,504
30,041 9,883,640
30,085 9,687,653
30.080 9,535,483
30,006 8,791,894
30,078 8,001,024
30,020 6,724,540
30,034 6,547,629
30,017 6,483,802
30,009 6,392,017
30,076 6,346,105
30,095 5,988,927
30,077 5,773,552
30,809 5,686,986
30,135 5,303,925
30,114 5,029,196
30,061 4,779,736
30,834 4,625,364
30,222 4,533,372
30,134 4,339,367
30,165 3,831,074
30.018 3,751,351
30,288 3,574,097
30,162 3,046,355
30,278 2,967,297
30,061 2,915,918
30.,328 2,853,118
30,042 2,763,885
30.006 2,700,551
30,282 2,059,179
30,377 1,852,994
30,448 1,826,341
30,145 1,567,582
30,229 1,360,301
30,190 1,328,361
30,615 1,316,470
30,073 1,052,567
30,906 989,415
30,997 897,934
30,154 814,180
30,079 710,231
30,572 672,591
31,287 625,741
31,312 563,626

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