The Electoral College Penalizes Voters In High Turnout States

from Taegan Goddard’s Electoral Vote Map –

The Electoral College distorts the popular vote in presidential elections. Small states get more votes than populous states. That’s because electoral votes are allocated to each state based on the number of representatives it has in Congress.

Even the least populous state — Wyoming, with 586,107 residents — gets three electoral college votes. How disproportionate is that? Consider that California, the most populous state, has 39,144,818 residents and 55 electoral college votes.

That means that in the electoral college, each individual Wyoming vote weighs 3.6 times more than an individual Californian’s vote.

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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