It's referring to the people choosing, not the states.
Where it enumerates the specific numbers for each state is a clear temporary measure until a proper census could be conducted.
As opposed to the Governor, or the Courts, or some other method. In fact, specifying the Legislature PREVENTS things like popular referenda.I think it's quite clear that State referes to the combination of Legislature + People of a State. It's quite evidence in the following statement: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct...."
If the State always meat governing body, there would be no need to add "in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct" since that would be the only way a State, in the sense of the governing body, could choose.
No. It's not. The opposite is true.It's very clear that State = legislature + people.
How does this show anything of the kind? There are two Senators and however many Representatives the population warrants. How could it come out to anything else?That's why the total number of congressional delegates that each state is entitled to is Senators + Representatives.