These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

Is Texas malapportioned or are our cities that much smaller? I guess NOLA and Mississippi City could have hoovered up a lot of the growth that came here IOTL, but it still surprises me that Metro Houston has, at most, the same population as Grand Rapids, Michigan. (I would put that down to climate change, but, well, NOLA.) If anything, I would have assumed that Texas, with our long OTL history of using undemocratic means at home to rules-lawyer our way into national power, would be overrepresented, but maybe the oil companies got too big for their britches or something.

I very much appreciate the varied electoral systems - it's a nice touch to have different states handle things differently, both as a 'tribute' to federalism and a sneaky way of ratfucking the opposition (I assume the reason the states around Hamilton are all bloc-vote-based is that they were assumed to be rock-solid establishment pluralities?). Are the states in gray PR users, or do they use something like limited voting?
This continues to be an interesting timeline with some very impressive worldbuilding. Recent updates seem to be turning the United States into more of a riff on state socialism, which is quite amusing to me. Still, with all this talk of giving workers control over the means of production, how much of that was ever actually true? And are there any currents within or outside of the DSU trying to make that happen?
Is Texas malapportioned or are our cities that much smaller?
Most of American industry and manufacturing is concentrated along the Mississippi river ITTL. With westward expansion somewhat tamed Texas likely didn't experience the same kind of population boom it had OTL.
Apologies if this is nagging at all, but is this thread still active? There haven’t been any messages or updates since July 4th. Again, apologies if this is nagging or if I’ve missed something obvious or if I’m just an idiot, I’m just wondering
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