To: Verginius Rufus
Thank you for the correction. It seemed to me there would have been a lot fewer seats back then. It did occur to me that the Democrats may have held a lop-sided enough majority to have had in excess of 200 seats back then anyway.
When I stated this earlier, I was quoting a pundit who stated this during the last couple of days. I’m sure I heard it said more than once by more than one person too.
One of the terms they used, was the ‘last 120 years’ line.
It’s best to strike that down though, if it’s not true and I appreciate you doing it.
posted on 11/05/2010 1:06:05 PM PDT
(BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
I was going by The Statistical History of the United States which has the party affiliations for Congress up to 1970 (page 1083). I believe the House has been set at 435 maximum since the 1910 census (or maybe since 1912 when New Mexico and Arizona became states). It was briefly raised to 437 when Alaska and Hawaii became states, until the redistricting after the 1960 census.
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