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Texans will be the most underrepresented Americans in the electoral college next year

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2019
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One of the common complaints about the electoral college is that it necessarily weights some Americans more heavily than others. Every state gets an electoral vote for each of its senators and House members, meaning that every state gets at least three. (For the past 50 years or so, the District has, as well.) That unbalanced math — each Wyoming senator represents 290,000 people vs. the nearly 20 million represented by each of California’s — translates to how we formally elect the president.

The result is that residents of lower-population...

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