National Affairs: Gains & Losses

Last week President Hoover made an announcement which, could he have made it before he was elected, would have given him 451 electoral votes instead of his recorded 444. By it the big Wet cities gained voting power over Dry rural communities. By it, wide cuts were made in the Congressional representation of farm States. Many a State had to be redistricted.

The announcement was official promulgation of the Census Bureau's figures for Congressional reapportionment based on the 1930 population count (total: 122,775,046). The Constitution provides that the House shall be altered to...

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