Adding seats to Congress could actually make the electoral college less fair to large states 

Yesterday, I looked at what would happen if you added another 100 seats to Congress. The fact is that you cannot easily solve the problem of unequal representation -- not even by adding 200 seats, or doubling the House in size -- because as you add seats you remove some inequities but replace them with others.

Here is an interesting one I hadn't thought of, which a reader pointed out: California's population is more than forty times that of Delaware. Currently, Delware has three electoral votes to California's 55, a ratio of 18-to-1.

If you add 100 members to the House, California gains 11 seats, and Delaware gains one. So California would have 68 electoral votes to Delaware's 4 -- a ratio of only 17-to-1.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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