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2020’s states with the most and least powerful voters

Illustration: WalletHub

By Adam McCann, WalletHub

Not all votes are created equal. Some votes carry more weight than others simply because of the somewhat complicated way our voting system is organized. Members of Congress are elected by direct popular vote. But the president is chosen by the Electoral College, a group selected by voters when they cast a ballot for commander-in-chief. In a presidential election, voter power varies widely by state. While all votes are theoretically counted equally — one person, one vote — the choices of swing-state citizens are more influential. The same principle applies to voter power in the Senate. Voters’ choices for senators in swing states hold much more power because they decide which political party controls the Senate. How powerful are Arizona votes? 

See the results: for Arizona.

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