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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Should populous states (CA & NY) dominate states with lesser populations?

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  • Dan
    Lv 6
    2 months ago
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    Sometimes, like in the house of representatives. Don't forget the US is a union of states. Each state has its own legislature, election rules, state troopers, taxes. Different traffic rules and photo ID. States still have a degree of autonomy as given in the Constitution. The Senators are the delegates from each state. It would be a bit like saying India should dominate the US when voting in the United Nations because they have more people. We would have to drastically change the Constitution and the nature of the union before we are able to have every vote carry the same weight nationally. 

  • 2 months ago

    Does the term "Gerrymandering" mean anything because when you stack the population with illegals and other criminals including the dead that should not be in the political process your vote means absolutely NOTHING...

    N.Shadows

  • NiJo
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    That depends on your perspective. The founders didn't believe that, NY'ers and Cali residents seem to think so. 

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That's what happens without the electoral college. Just California, Texas and New York would have over half the vote.

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  • 2 months ago

    not dominate but help succeed... you are neighbors and there are no lines even though you show lines on a map... laws should be the same cross borders...

  • 2 months ago

    not dominate......have a stronger voice. 

    Elections are meant in democracy to have the majority win the day. 

    California having more of a say than Wyoming makes logical sense.

    Look I know we have an electoral college as per the Constitution, but the way things have evolved, we have a problem.  That problem is it seems we have people being elected as President who do not care what most Americans want,. We have US Senates being controlled by Senators that had way less voters voting for them and dominating Senators who had way more voters voting for them,

    Right now we have a supreme court with a 6 to 3 Republican majority. We all know the country is not more than 60% Republican.  Its probably like 53% Republican and 47% Republican.  I know Republican laugh it up all the way to the bank on all this kind of stuff, but eventually its a big problem because our laws and big court decisions will make most Americans very unhappy.

  • 2 months ago

    They do. That's why they have more congressmen & electoral votes. And I support this. 

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    States with bigger populations should count for more than states with smaller populations. Republicans don’t want that because it would be the end of them

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The vote of a person in California counts around half as much as a man in Wyoming. Yeah, tell me again how that's fair or right? One man, one vote, abolish the electoral college.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    One person one vote seems to be fair. Why should the vote of a resident from Wyoming be worth several times the vote of a resident from New York?

    As it is, two Senators per state, regardless of population, already heavily tilts the balance in favor of less populated states...

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