How many representatives does Wyoming have

United States

Andrew B. Denison

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Ph. D., born 1962; Director of Transatlantic Networks, Pleiserhohner Strasse 93, 53639 Koenigswinter; in autumn 2011 four-month research stay in Laramie, Wyoming. [email protected]

In the 2012 elections, not only Obama will have to answer for his policies. The Republicans also have a lot to lose from their blockade policy.

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Wyoming is a Republican stronghold. It doesn't get more republican than in this deserted state of the high prairie, the barren Rocky Mountains and the stiff cowboy hats. Nowhere else did such a large proportion of the population vote for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008 (65 percent). In no other state have so many citizens own a weapon (60 percent). The messages of the stickers on the large ones are accordingly pickup truckswho - often with a gun in the back window - are on the streets of Wyoming: "Barack Hussein Obama: Clear and Present Danger!" or "I Love My Country, I Fear My Government" or "The Government Puts Thieves in Jail. It Doesn't Like the Competition". The state is on a high, cold level in the middle of nowhere. The 563,000 people who live there are spread over an area that corresponds to about four fifths of the area of ​​Germany. Wyoming has few inhabitants, but has an above-average influence per capita in Washington. The ranchers and railroad workers, miners and oil field workers, truck drivers and wind mast builders (and everyone else) are represented in the US capital by two senators and one representative. And in the presidential election on November 6, 2012, Wyoming has three electors, one for every 187,000 citizens. The democratically governed California, on the other hand, has 676,000 citizens (37.2 million inhabitants, 55 electors) for every elector.

Opinion polls also show that the US's small towns and rural areas are overwhelmingly Republican; Cities and large cities, on the other hand, are predominantly democratic. [1] Accordingly, it is not surprising that the poor countries of the south, the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, whose inhabitants largely live in small towns or on farms and ranches, are traditionally more republican. It follows that the votes of many US Republican citizens de facto carry more weight.