- Huntington-Hill method
The Huntington-Hill method of apportionment assigns seats by finding a modified divisor "D" such that each constinuency's quotient (population divided by "D"), when rounded by
geometric meanof the lower and upper quota, yields the correct number of seats. When envisioned as a proportional voting system, this is effectively a highest averages methodin which the divisors are given by .
United States House of Representativesuses this method of apportionment to assign representative seats to each state.
Although the U.S. House of Representatives currently uses the Equal Proportionment Method, Congress has not always used it. In fact, George Washington used the presidential veto power for the very first time in order to block apportionment legislation less favorable to his home state of
Virginia. Had Congress used the Equal Proportionment Method (with a divisor of 34,800) to apportion House seats according to state population following the 1790census, the House of Representatives would have been apportioned as follows (for an historically accurate House size of 105 seats):
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