Saturday, February 25, 2006

counting prisoners

The Census Bureau decided it won't change the practice of counting the country's 1.5 MILLION prisoners as residents of the county where they are incarcerated. They said it would be too expensive to change.

I'm sure the fact that this practice artificially increases the representation in Congress and state assemblies of rural and presumably mostly Republican areas at the expense of urban and presumably mostly Democratic regions never even entered their minds. Care to buy a bridge?