Media impact on the special election
Sat Jan 23 16:15:46 EST 2010
> <snip> (might have been Montana--but that's strictly a
> guess) had only two congressional districts. Each voter voted on the
> rep for his/her district AND the representative at-large, who
> represented the entire state. People used to half-jokingly refer to
> the at-large rep as the state's "third senator."
Vermont has only one U.S. Congressional district - Peter Welch (D) who
lives in Norwich, VT. While it is true that congressional districts are
apportioned by population (and a steaming manure pile of politics) once
elected they make up the states' at-large delegation and, even, then,
they are certainly just one vote out of 435. Any limits on their vote
are purely a basis of who owns them on any given day.
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