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Evan Thornberry. Massachusetts Population and the Electoral College, 1790 to 2010 (Boston: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, 2012).
Evan Thornberry. Massachusetts Population and the Electoral College, 1790 to 2010 (Boston: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, 2012).
As one of the original 13 states, Massachusetts has participated in every Presidential election. It has had anywhere from 10 to 22 electoral votes. Yet its overall influence has declined over the course of time. Originally 10 per cent of the Electoral College, its proportional power has remained at approximately 2 per cent since Congress capped the total number of representatives at 435 in 1928. As its population stabilized or dropped relative to other states, Massachusetts’ power on the national stage has declined as this bar graph indicates.

 

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