Talk:Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico

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5 representatives in the Assembly?[edit]

How can one consider a legislator elected at-large to represent a citizen? Wouldn't all legislators at-large should be considered as such? —Drowne | Talk 21:03, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

That is true, but in Puerto Rico, every person votes only for one of the eleven senators at large, and in every ballot there appears all of the candidates, but according to the area of the voter, candidates to vote for will change. Parties with only one senator at large candidate ( Independentist Party) can receive votes in all of the island, but for parties with more than one candidate people will vote for one according to their region. Is for this reason that we say that every peron votes only for five representatives directly which are chosen by that person to represent them. Though in the actual definition of the at large senator, it is supposed to represent all citizens. —Preceding unsigned comment added by OAJVELEZ (talkcontribs)
Yes, puerto ricans do vote for 5 legislators, but the article states that "every puertorican has five direct representatives in the congress" which is different. "Having" 5 legislators representing them isn't the same as voting for 5. —Drowne | Talk 23:14, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Well in that case then, every puertorican has 25 direct representative, as for two district senator, one precint representative, eleven senators at large and eleven representatives at large.The point here, I think, is that puertoricans do vote for five different persons to represent them in the Congress, which appeal to the over-representation debate so common in the island. —OAJVELEZ | Talk 14:15, 11 August 2006

Importance of stating Nebraska's population and area?[edit]

It is important to note though, that Puerto Rico's population triples the number of Nebraska, while the state of Nebraska at least doubles the size of the island, which makes comparison only valuable when speaking of the legislative system itself, as the two territories differ in almost every other aspect.

Why is it important? Aren't the Nebraska legislators based on population by area? Like, for example, their 49 districts have similar population but not necessarily same area? —Drowne | Talk 21:25, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I dont really know if this is the medium to respond, but I believe that it IS important to note that, because if we are comparing the 'would be' legislative system of Puerto RIco, with the unicamerality, with the one of the state of Nebraska, it is completely relevant to point that the two compared terrotries differ both in size and population. This is, of course, because the basis for the legislative division or organization is the population and area of the representants and the people represented. Also because there are other unicameral and bicameral systems which have had both less and more representation in their congress, for which mentioning the Nebraska situation has to be place in perspective. —Preceding unsigned comment added by OAJVELEZ (talkcontribs)
But that is already covered when the article mentions the ratio of legislators-to-citizens. How can the area or population be relevant when the number of legislators are based on ratios? —Drowne | Talk 23:14, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Possible Vandalism[edit]

The number of votes in the referendum on Unicameralism seem suspicious. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 72.10.143.228 (talk) 23:14, 25 April 2007 (UTC).