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In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states (WaPo is whining)
Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Philip Bump

Posted on 07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT by tom h

The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia analyzed Census Bureau population projections to estimate each state’s likely population in 2040, including the expected breakdown of the population by age and gender ... we see that, in fact, the [US] population will be heavily centered in a few states.

Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16 most populous states will be home to about 70 percent of Americans ...

... [the] point is clear: 30 percent of the population of the country will control 68 percent of the seats in the U.S. Senate. Or, more starkly, half the population of the country will control 84 percent of those seats ...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; article5; districtofcolumbia; election2018; election2020; electoralcollege; faithlesselectors; federalism; flyovercountry; nationalpopularvote; npv; uspopulation; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost; whiteamerica
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So the Washington Post is now crying that federalism just isn't fair; that smaller states will decline in population but will continue to dominate the Senate; also that these same states are too white.

Cry me a river.

1 posted on 07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h

List of states?


2 posted on 07/15/2018 8:44:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: tom h

Norman Ornstein and others are constantly crying about this “racist” and “unjust” reality on Twitter. Of course NO ONE is stopping liberals and/or minorities from moving into these evil, white states.


3 posted on 07/15/2018 8:44:18 PM PDT by montag813
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To: tom h

what are the states? I dont want to give the Compost a clickpoint..


4 posted on 07/15/2018 8:45:00 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: tom h
Maybe if she lasts long enough, Ruth "Buzzi" Ginsburg can fix that problem. She believes in a romantic judiciary that can just fix societal problems by fiat, to hell with the constitution. Had Hillary won, we would already be in this situation.


5 posted on 07/15/2018 8:46:19 PM PDT by tom h
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll do you the favor: California, Florida, Texas, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina.


6 posted on 07/15/2018 8:48:17 PM PDT by tom h
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To: max americana

I’ll do you the favor: California, Florida, Texas, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina.


7 posted on 07/15/2018 8:48:42 PM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h

Article is behind a firewall. I can’t read it without subscribing.


8 posted on 07/15/2018 8:51:38 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: tom h

Federalism is absolutely essential to preserve freedom and equal representation in the US. Families in a rural farming community who get up at 5:00 am every day, feed their animals, and work hard doing what they need to do to sustain their farms should be able to define what’s best for their lives, without being ‘overruled’ by a bunch of people in Manhattan who think that life revolves around NYC. I’m not criticizing those who live in the city. I was born, raised, and spent a big part of my life so far in major cities. But every part of America that is different form other parts deserves to have their America preserved - independent of what major population centers may think.


9 posted on 07/15/2018 8:53:50 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: tom h

California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia.

10 posted on 07/15/2018 8:54:42 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: tom h

Yes, two senators per state...

I note that the WP seems quite perplexed by the idea two Senators will come from each state, meaning each state gets equal representation.

For some reason they have a disconnect when you realize this is essentially how the U. N., the W. T. O., and the plan for the North American Union would have played out.

When our nation is the big state, and Zimbabwe is the small state, they’re just thrilled to have us on equal footing.


11 posted on 07/15/2018 8:59:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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To: tom h

And half of all minorities will “work” for the federal government.
What a great future to look forward to.


12 posted on 07/15/2018 9:02:27 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: tom h

Illinois? Someone’s been hitting the halucigens. I and a whole lot of other productive people plan to no longer support the malignant parasitic tumor on the northeast corner of the state when we retire.


13 posted on 07/15/2018 9:03:47 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (A gentleman arms himself for the protection of others.)
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To: neverevergiveup

Major population centers think the hinterland exists only to serve the big cities at the least possible cost. That is classic Marxism as practiced by Lenin &Co.


14 posted on 07/15/2018 9:05:40 PM PDT by arthurus (yfhv^<>)
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To: tom h
30 percent of the population of the country will control 68 percent of the seats in the U.S. Senate.

That's pretty close to the Pareto 80/20 rule of thumb. Without knowing anything you can guess 80% of the people will live in 20% of the states, and 20% of the people will control 80% of the whatever, be it the Senate, land, money, women, etc. The Pareto principle is a property of the Universe, and it's why no matter what the leftists try, their attempts to level life's outcomes equally always fails.

15 posted on 07/15/2018 9:08:26 PM PDT by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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I have trouble seeing California maintaining it’s population over the next twenty years. I could easily see them losing two or three million residents in that period.


16 posted on 07/15/2018 9:10:00 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: tom h

There is a reason why Judges is the bloodiest book in the Bible.


17 posted on 07/15/2018 9:15:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: arthurus

Yeah. Ironically, California, New York, and Florida have amongst the highest illiteracy rates in the US.


18 posted on 07/15/2018 9:15:39 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: pepsionice

I have trouble seeing California maintaining it’s population over the next twenty years. I could easily see them losing two or three million residents in that period.

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I see it the other way around. Mexico is going to continue to contribute to population growth in Calif., especially if the new Marxist president of Mexico gets his way.


19 posted on 07/15/2018 9:18:53 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: pepsionice

No, they will continue growing in population.


20 posted on 07/15/2018 9:20:03 PM PDT by SamAdams76 ( Have you eaten your bone marrow today?)
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