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The Amazing Apportionment Machine

Posted By briana On December 9, 2010 @ 6:15 am In About the Census Bureau | No Comments

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Apportionment is the process of dividing the seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the decennial census. But how does it actually work? Through animation, the US Census Bureau helps explain how the apportionment formula is used to ensure equal representation for all, just like the Founding Fathers planned.

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