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Voting Power? Hawaii Ranks 10th
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2022’s States with the Most & Least Powerful Voters for the Midterms

Wallet Hub, Oct 27, 2022

Tuesday, November 8 is the date of the midterm elections in the U.S., and it’s your chance to have a say in who calls the shots in government— and on your wallet.

With the population of the U.S. eligible to vote estimated at over 252,000,000, it’s easy to wonder how much your individual vote counts. Although the U.S. gives all citizens age 18 or older the right to vote (aside from felons in most states), ballots carry different weights based on the state in which one lives. Take California, for instance. Its estimated population is over 68 times greater than Wyoming’s, yet each state has two seats in the Senate. In this case, less is more: California’s votes are weakened exponentially because each of its senators must represent tens of millions more residents.

However, the House of Representatives apportions its seats by population, so California has 53 while Wyoming has just one. When it comes to presidential elections, too, California has 55 electoral votes while Wyoming has three. Even in all these cases, though, an individual Wyoming voter still has a bit more influence than a California voter.….

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Voting Power by States

Rank*  State Vote Power 
10 Hawaii 1.47

Senate Rankings

Rank*  State Vote Power 
11 Hawaii 1.76

House Rankings

Rank*  State Vote Power 
22 Hawaii 1.76

 

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