After Minnesota avoided losing a Congressional representative in a massive political upset last week, we are pleased to report that everyone’s now totally cool with the intricate and outdated mode of determining political representation in the United States.
“I mean, yeah. I was screaming in my car earlier about how we’re the only country in the world that still uses its Constitution from the 18th century, but now? We still get to send eight of our guys to Washington D.C. every year, so I feel fine about it.” said local political enthusiast Wayne Anders.
Minnesota was able to keep the 435th seat of the House by a mere 89 people, none of whom could probably lay out exactly how that process works. The process of distributing House seats has been the same since 1941 (33 years before women could legally have credit cards), and the number of seats in the House has remained locked at 435 since 1929 (when the country’s population was under 40% of what it is today.) But all of that seems so cool and retro now that it’s worked in Minnesota’s favor.
“Sure I have advocated to reform the redistricting process, the electoral college, and other antiquated systems that make no sense for years,” said Anders as they cracked open a bud light in celebration. “But we just really needed a win.”