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Implications of districting could be enormous


Last updated 6/18/2019 at 9:29am

The entire state of Montana has only one member representing us in the United States House of Representatives. For most of our history we have had two. That changed in 1992 when the 1990 census resulted in Montana’s loss of a Congressional seat in the population-based House of Representatives.

Our lone U.S. representative now represents more people than any other member of Congress. With over a million people, Montana’s congressional district is about 50 percent larger than the typical congressional district.

Unfortunately, national congressional districting is subject to an arcane fo...

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