Restructuring the House of Representatives
A Proposal for Constitutional Reform
By Randall G. Holcombe
This article appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of The Independent Review.
The U.S. Constitution has held up reasonably well for more than two centuries but deviates in many ways from the Founders intentions. One way to make the House of Representatives better reflect the aims of the Constitutions designers is to enact proportional voting for political parties, such that a party receiving 20 percent of the popular vote would get 20 percent of the House seats.
Randall G. Holcombe is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, and author of the Independent book Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History.
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