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Mark With your plan every federally elected official from the state of California could be from LA, rural representation would eliminated entirely.

Wolf You are right tho about the at large plan. Since everyone would have to vote on every Rep for the state the large urban centers would carry more weight in the elections and leave the lower populated areas hi and dry.

That not the way preference voting comes out. Minorities (e.g. rural voters) are MUCH more likely to be represented. There are currently 52 House reps from CA. Imagine that five representatives run at large from rural areas of the state. Almost everyone in the rural areas would vote for all five. Close to zero votes fron these areas would go to LA candidates. It is practically certain that most of the five rural candidates would be elected.

No, it isn't and what if 50 of them ran against each other instead 5? Voters can't figure out a butterfly ballot for Pete's sake... and you want to throw all this at them.
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