How Political Parties Rig Elections

Published on Sep 30, 2015

Whether you support political parties or not, one thing we should all agree on is that the public election process should serve voters. Over the course of our history, voter discrimination has taken many forms. Today, both parties have engaged in a “voting rights” debate related to “voter access” and “voter fraud.” But rarely do we ask fundamental questions about the process itself, like why do our representatives seem to serve their party more than the voters in the first place?

U.S. States By Population 2017

No
State Name
Population
01 California 39,506,094
02 Texas 28,295,553
03 Florida 20,979,964
04 New York 19,743,395
05 Pennsylvania 12,776,550
06 Illinois 12,764,031
07 Ohio 11,623,656
08 Georgia 10,421,344
09 North Carolina 10,258,390
10 Michigan 9,938,885
11 New Jersey 8,953,517
12 Virginia 8,456,029
13 Washington 7,415,710
14 Arizona 7,044,577
15 Massachusetts 6,839,318
16 Tennessee 6,707,332
17 Indiana 6,653,338
18 Missouri 6,109,796
19 Maryland 6,037,911
20 Wisconsin 5,789,525
21 Colorado 5,632,271
22 Minnesota 5,557,469
23 South Carolina 5,027,404
24 Alabama 4,872,725
25 Louisiana 4,694,372
26 Kentucky 4,449,337
27 Oregon 4,162,296
28 Oklahoma 3,939,708
29 Connecticut 3,568,174
30 Iowa 3,147,389
31 Utah 3,111,802
32 Arkansas 2,998,643
33 Nevada 2,996,358
34 Mississippi 2,988,062
35 Kansas 2,907,857
36 New Mexico 2,081,702
37 Nebraska 1,920,467
38 West Virginia 1,821,151
39 Idaho 1,713,452
40 Hawaii 1,431,957
41 New Hampshire 1,339,479
42 Maine 1,333,505
43 Rhode Island 1,057,245
44 Montana 1,052,967
45 Delaware 960,054
46 South Dakota 872,989
47 North Dakota 759,069
48 Alaska 746,079
49 District of Columbia 691,963
50 Vermont 623,100
51 Wyoming 584,447
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