The US Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine (video)

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The US Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine (video)

Postby JEQuidam » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:03 pm

This video, produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, does a nice job of using graphics to illustrate the apportionment process in a simple way (without losing their audience over the underlying mathematics).

Relative to representational enlargement, the most interesting part of the video is this assertion: “The apportionment process ensures equal representation for all, just like the founding fathers planned.” Though that is exactly what the Founders had planned, the apportionment process certainly does not ensure “equal representation for all” (as a result of the limitation created by having only 435 Representatives). Instead, the result is an egregious violation of “one person, one vote” as explained in section 9 of Taking Back Our Republic. This injustice is also the subject of Clemons vs. Department of Commerce (see

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