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[–] viperguy 4 points 10 points (+14|-4) ago 

No way in hell...

.... will a constitutional federal change allow California (or any state) to get more senators by splitting itself up. At least it not will happen for the next 6 years Trump is president. The main problem is that when altering a constitution without a mere amendment the ENTIRE CONSTITUTION IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND ABLE TO BE EDITED ANYWHERE IN THE DOCUMENT. Too extreme. Also needs 75% states to agree.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_Five_of_the_United_States_Constitution

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[–] Alopix 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Article IV:

no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State.... without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

The constitution already explicitly provides a route for this, and it doesn't require any changes to the constitution itself.

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[–] viperguy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I am talking about a state splitting up into 60 states to control the senate. You are talking about incorporating new land not formerly a state.

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[–] Wonder_Boy 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

This is completely irrelevant. Article IV explains how new states may be created, and it's not through constitutional amendment. Apples and oranges, bro.

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[–] badruns 3 points 1 points (+4|-3) ago 

Then any state can divide 100 times and control the senate.

... I AM THE SENATE

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[–] WickedVocalist 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Thank you. It won't be on the ballot as the politicians who have been incumbent since 1982 (before even my birth) have always put this up every gubernatorial and national presidential primary since before I ever existed.