National Affairs: Reapportionment

In the year of grace 1928, the U. S. continues to get along with a Congress and an Electoral College modeled as of the year 1910. Every ten years the census is taken and every ten years the people's Representatives in the House are supposed to be allocated afresh, to reflect growth and shift of populations in the 435 Congressional districts. But Reapportionment with the 1920 census as a basis has been consistently blocked by Congressmen whose States had either no seat to gain or a seat or two to lose if the Constitution were obeyed.

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