Las Vegas Sun

July 19, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

Senate needs to be shaken up

I agree with Paul Krugman’s Nov. 12 column “Senate doesn’t represent the real America.”

Yes, Democrats had a huge win in the House of Representatives, but they also had a huge Senate loss. Economic and demographic trends have interacted with political change that has made the Senate deeply unrepresentative of American reality. Basically the Senate doesn’t represent America the way it should.

As dynamic industries move to bigger cities, so do the people. Where the job goes, you follow, right? This has caused a change in America that has affected the way each state is represented.

The rate in which people move to bigger cities isn’t going to slow down, so neither will this problem. Adjusting the representation of each state as the population increases could help decrease the problem.