Wyoming Voters Have The Most Powerful Voice in America
There's been a lot of talk lately about nullifying the electoral college and using the popular vote to elect the President of the United States.
While that might make sense in California or New York, here in Wyoming, the electoral college gives voters more individual power than any other state in America.
In the 2012 Presidential Election, there were approximately 436,000 people for every electoral college vote nationwide. In Wyoming, all three of our electoral college votes represented just over 143,000 residents.
That means every vote cast in Wyoming is worth three votes in the average state. In places like California, Florida and New York, the ratio is over 4-to-1.
When you consider the number of people in Wyoming who didn't vote, the power of each ballot becomes even more significant.
Although this year's election set a new record for voter turnout in Wyoming, less than 260,000 ballots were cast statewide.
Electoral college votes also equal the number of representatives for each state in Washington, D.C. Which means, Wyoming is also the most well-represented state in America, with one congressman for every 86,666 voters.