Just How Powerful is Your Vote in the U.S. Senate?

111th U.S. Senate (Photo by U.S. Senate Photo Studio)

111th U.S. Senate (Photo by U.S. Senate Photo Studio)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you live in New York, your vote counts a lot less in the U.S. Senate than if you live in Vermont.  Both states have two senators. A senator from lightly-populated Vermont represents 312,000 people. A senator from heavily-populated New York represents 9,600,000 people.  Is that fair?

 

 

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