Fifty Nifty United States with New Names and Equal Populations


The Electoral College’s credibility may have taken a blow a few years back, but Neil Freeman has a plan to fix it: simply redistrict the entire country so that all fifty states have the same amount of people in them.

Okay, so maybe that legislation won’t pass anytime soon (Congress can’t get anything done these days!), but Freeman’s proposed map looks pretty cool.

The Rumpus offices would be located in the state of Yerba Buena. Which state would you be in?

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →