Saturday, April 09, 2005

A Piece Of Census Trivia

"52 Senators represent 18% of the population."

According to the April 2000 census , the population of the United States (not including Washington D.C.) 280,849,847

Total Population of 24 most heavily populated states (California to Colorado)230,938,671

Total Population of 26 least heavily populated states (Kentucky to Wyoming)

That is 82% to 18%

When you hear about filibusters and nuclear options over the next several weeks -- I don't know whether this raw numbers argument will come up.

But it should.

If Senators representing 18% of the people can claim victory in the Senate:

It doesn't sound like the will of the people to me.