‘An Obstructive Body’ and ‘menace to liberties’: How the U.S. Senate is a Global Problem

It’s also a glaring example of the inequities of U.S. democracy, with the two senators from Wyoming (population: 578,000) wielding the same power as the two senators from California (population: 39 million). Senate elections have tilted U.S. politics in favor of rural, predominantly white, and increasingly conservative voters by a factor of two or three over urban voters. Like the Electoral College, the Senate makes a mockery of the “one person one vote” principle by effectively giving some voters much greater power than others.

‘An Obstructive Body’ and ‘menace to liberties’: How the U.S. Senate is a Global Problem

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