The disproportionate political influence of rural America

With all the post-election furor over the Electoral College, it is perhaps worth remaining mindful of the fact that to the degree it was intended to protect the political interests of less populous states, any imbalance in representative influence is traceable back to the principle of equal representation in the U.S. Senate – the one and only provision of the U.S. Constitution that cannot be amended.

Infographic of disproportionate power of rural states in U.S. Senate and Electoral College





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