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Prof. Christopher Parker on WalletHub, "2020's States with the Most & Least Powerful Voters"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on October 30, 2020 - 12:31pm

Prof. Christopher Parker contributes to WalletHub's "Ask The Experts" on the site's page, "2020's States with the Most & Least Powerful Voters."

"Time and again, the American voting system has been a target of criticism both domestically and overseas. In order to expand the discussion, we asked a panel of experts to weigh in on the problems with the current U.S. voting structures and procedures. Click on the experts’ profiles to read their bios and responses to the following key questions:

  1. Do you think it’s fair that each state is represented by only two senators, regardless of population?
  2. What are the consequences of having so many gerrymandered, uncompetitive House districts? How does this impact governance?
  3. Should we reform the Electoral College system? If so, how?
  4. Should we reform how votes are apportioned in Congress (both the House and the Senate)? If so, how?
  5. What reforms should be considered to make elections fairer?
  6. Should there be a nonpartisan Federal Commission that would organize and supervise the voting process or should voting procedures be left to the states?"

Please link here for the full article and Prof. Parker's answers.