How soon can D.C. get a rep in Congress?

The DC Statehood Green Party affirm with every mention of their name that DC deserves to get its fair representation in Congress.

Some media have reported a possible deal to give DC and Utah each an extra vote in Congress at the same time. (Which, is one way to cancel out the probably Democratic vote of the urban/black population in DC by adding a conservative/white vote from the Mormon state of Utah–as if nobody noticed.

Now, there might be a different, easier, less weighted way to get DC its fair share. Story from Ballot Access News is here and below.

Ancient U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Seems to Say Congress
May Give D.C. a Voting Representative

November 28th, 2008
In 1820, the U.S. Supreme Court issued Loughborough v Blake, 18 U.S. 317. It seems to suggest that the Court believed Congress is free to provide for a voting member for the District of Columbia in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The case concerned whether Congress could tax residents of the District of Columbia. But it also says this: “Although in theory it might be more congenial to the spirit of our institutions to admit a representative from the District, it may be doubted whether, in fact, its interests would be rendered thereby the more secure.” Thanks to Michael Warnken for this. Here is a link to the opinion.

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