The real Electoral
Voting inequity (1 of 3)
The U.S. Electoral College—to elect the President and Vice President of the U.S.—was a 1787 com-promise to the states with smaller populations. The result is that the residents of those states have disproportionate electoral power compared to the states with a larger population.
The electoral power of each state
is distorted by its geographic
size and irregularity of shape.
This system makes it possible to compare rectangular shapes and
its arrangement of states within
a rectangle of constant size and proportions makes it possible
to see both state and regional differences.
Designer: Joel Katz