Congressional Power Values by State

Congressional Power Values

 

This is a measure of your ability to access your Congressional representation, per person.

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are the lowest @  0 representation at all – still listed as colonies by the UN, because they have no right to vote.

California’s is the lowest at .05 for the Senate, and 1.48 overall

Wyoming is the highest at 3.45 for the Senate, and 5.3 overall .

This means, in California, your chances of seeing your Senator are about the same as meeting Ariana Grande- 39 million constituents. In smaller states, like Wyoming or Delaware- 2 Senators serve 500k people.

As someone correctly noted you still have 2 Senators and one House Rep- but your chances of ever meeting your Senator, are next to non-existent.

A house has that has 2 bathrooms has 2 bathrooms if 1 or 14 people live there.  A considerable difference in how well it works out.

To be clear I do not believe this is the greatest problem in our country, but it is important to know. I don’t want small states or regions to be ignored, but I don’t think handicapping them is the way to go about it.

I believe this might be a better way, defining what regional area statistics are, and looking for anomolies and why things are different.

 

1 California
39,250,017
53 702,905 2 0.0537 1.4226 1.4763
2 Texas
27,862,596
36 698,487 2 0.0795 1.4316 1.5112
3 Florida
20,612,439
27
696,345 2 0.1064 1.4358 1.5422
4 New York
19,745,289
27
717,707 2 0.1032 1.3933 1.4965

 

43 Rhode Island
1,056,426
2
526,284 2 1.8995 1.8995 3.7989
44 Montana 1,042,520
1
989,415 2 2.0214 1.0107 3.0321
45 Delaware 952,065
1
897,934 2 2.2273 1.1137 3.3410
46 South Dakota
865,454
1
814,180 2 2.4564 1.2282 3.6846
47 North Dakota
757,952
1
672,591 2 2.9736 1.4868 4.4604
48 Alaska
741,894
1
710,231 2 2.8159 1.4080 4.2239
District of Columbia
681,170
0
0 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
49 Vermont
624,594
1
625,741 2 3.1962 1.5981 4.7943
50 Wyoming
585,501
1
563,626 2 3.5476 1.7738 5.3213