Florida Voters Go to the Poll Tuesday, but What is Their Vote Worth?
Florida is the state with the least influential voters according to a new analysis from the financial services company WalletHub.
WalletHub also found voters in red states have more influence with their vote than voters in Blue states.
Statistics were calculated by the number of elected officials in the federal government per adult population in each state for the most recent election years.
Florida automatically ranks lowest on the list of voter influence because of its large population.
And, says Wallet Hub spokesperson Jill Gonzalez, voters in red states have more influence with their vote than voters in blue states.
“Right now conservatives are in more or have power of more of the smaller states, so because those smaller states are often times red states, right now the conservatives have a little bit more pull nationally.”
Gonzales says the fact that residents in more populous states have less influence with their vote suggests it may be time for a change in the political system.
She says the turnout on Tuesday may indicate how satisfied voters are with the current system.