Arizona Daily Independent
To determine which states fairly represent the U.S. electorate, analysts compared the 50 states across five key categories: 1) Sociodemographics, 2) Economy, 3) Education, 4) Religion, and 5) Public Opinion. Arizona ranked number 4 overall when everything was tallied and it is the only western state in the top ten.
Analysts raised the question of which state truly deserves the top spot in the primaries and released their results in the 2016 Electorate Representation Index.
Analysts with the personal finance website WalletHub, addressed the controversial topic that surfaces every primary season: the apparent “whiteness” of Iowa and New Hampshire. The matter usually is boiled down to a single question: How could two mostly rural states with majority-white populations fairly represent the national electorate?