States with the largest populations, like California, are under-represented in the electoral college

Population per electoral vote (’000s)

0

400

600

200

Wyoming

An electoral vote in California,

Florida or Texas represents

over three times as many

people as one in Wyoming.

California

Texas

California has a bigger population than 22 other states

combined. But it has far fewer electoral votes.

Population

Total electoral votes

Calif.

Total population

Total electoral votes

Alaska

WV

SD

NM

Idaho

ND

Ark.

Wyo.

Kan.

Iowa

NH

Nev.

Mont.

Miss.

RI

Maine

DC

Vt.

Nebr.

Conn.

Del.

Hawaii

Texas

Population per electoral vote (’000s)

California

An electoral vote in California, Florida

or Texas represents over three times

as many people as one in Wyoming.

600

400

Wyoming

200

0

Population

Total population

Total electoral votes

Total electoral votes

Alaska

SD

WV

NM

ND

Calif.

Wyo.

Idaho

Kan.

NH

Iowa

Ark.

Nev.

California has a bigger population

than 22 other states combined. But

it has far fewer electoral votes.

Mont.

RI

Maine

Miss.

DC

Vt.

Nebr.

Del.

Hawaii

Conn.

Texas

Population per electoral vote (’000s)

California

An electoral vote in California, Florida

or Texas represents over three times

as many people as one in Wyoming.

600

400

Wyoming

200

0

Total population

Total electoral votes

Population

Total electoral votes

Alaska

SD

WV

NM

Calif.

ND

Wyo.

Idaho

Kan.

NH

Iowa

Ark.

California has a bigger population

than 22 other states combined. But

it has far fewer electoral votes.

Nev.

Mont.

RI

Maine

Miss.

DC

Vt.

Nebr.

Hawaii

Del.

Conn.