One person, one vote?
Well, not really…
The U S Constitution outlines the rules for an Electoral College and then turns over voting to the states:
The population of Florida is 19,893,297
The population of Wyoming is 584,153
Florida has 29 electoral votes
Wyoming has 3
It takes 685,975 Floridians to equal 1 electoral vote
It takes 194,717 Wyomingites to equal 1 electoral vote
That makes each vote from Wyoming worth 3.5 times
what each vote from Florida is worth in the election for
President of the United States of America
For the second time in the 21st century the winner of the popular vote has lost the presidency to the winner of the electoral vote—this time by more than 2.5 million votes (2% of votes)
So what can we do?
Come to the Voting Rights Coalition meeting – January 5, 2017 at 2 pm at Compass, 201 North Dixie, Lake Worth.
For more info or to get on our email list:
Nancy Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Geller-Schwartz email@example.com
The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed.