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Does the Senate need a "Fix"?

Eric Orts- Author

The Randy Tobler Show
January 18, 2019 - 7:30 am

A Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Eric Orts has a unique proposal.  The scholar says representation in the United States Senate needs to be linked closer to the population in each state.  

"At the time of the founding, there was no way anybody thought the country would last this long," says Orts.  "I think the founders were saying, 'You know, this is probably a governent that would last about 150 years.'    They'd be shocked to see us still going so strong."

"They certainly didn't imagine you'd have a California and a  Wyoming, where the ratio of representation, if you do the math, is 67 to 1.   In other words, if you are a citizen of Wyoming, you have 67 times the voting power of an average citizen of California," says Orts.

Read more of Professor Orts piece HERE.

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