Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Senate and democracy: April 17, 2013 edition
The following is the breakdown for yesterday's vote on the Manchin-Toomey amendment proposing background checks for gun purchases (S. Vote 97):
States where both senators voted "Yes": 21
- Total population for those states: 156 million
States where senators split: 12
- Total population for those states: 76 million
States where both senators voted "No": 17
- Total population for those states: 80 million
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Inferring that this implies the majority of Americans support the bill is the reverse of the error of the Electoral College.
Posted by: AndyK | Apr 18, 2013 11:44:33 AM
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