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US map redrawn for states to be equal in size

A mock-up of what the United States would look like if it had equal populations in each state

by Phoenix on 16 February 2013 11:20

US electoral college campaigner Neil Freeman has created a new map of the United States, showing what the country might look like if states were created to reflect equal population sizes.

The website, fakeisthenewreal.org, states: "The fundamental problem of the electoral college is that the states of the United States are too disparate in size and influence. The largest state is 66 times as populous as the smallest and has 18 times as many electoral votes. This allows for Electoral College results that don't match the popular vote. To remedy this issue, the Electoral Reform Map redivides the fifty United States into 50 states of equal population."

In the map, the District of Columbia is included into the state of Washington, with the Mall, major monuments and Federal buildings set off as the seat of the federal government.

The capitals of the states are existing states' capitals where possible, otherwise large or central cities have been chosen. The suggested names of the new states are taken mainly from geographical features.

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