Wednesday, December 8, 2010

23rd Amendment Interactive Map

"Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article using appropriate legislation."
- 23rd Amendment of United States Constitution
It is important to note that Article 2 Section 2 of the Constitution gave Washington D.C. votes in the electoral college. It allowed as many electors as the smallest state which was Rhode Island. 
The following is the first media segment, it is a screen shot of an Interactive Map. This is the 2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map and History of the Electoral College. It traces the Electoral view from what they were in 2008 and what they are projected to be after 2010 Census. Also the years go all the way back to 1789, so the Electoral view can be traced very far back. 
2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map and History of the Electoral College

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