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Backers of California Secession Say State’s Senate Representation Is Dire

Smaller states overrepresented in Congress tend to lean conservative and Republican and, as big blue states like California grow, the power of smaller counterparts actually increases in contrast because budget legislation is dependent on Senate approval. “It’s something that got out of hand historically,” says Dave Marin

You can download an editable version of the map in the article here.

Read more in the L.A. Weekly

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