Over at Vox we have a piece that points to the fact that in a democratic America?
Republicans have been able to hold on to power even as they do NOT represent anything close to a majority of American’s or even those voting state by state in population….
The concept that small states hold the same power as large states in the US Senate has been a saving grace for Mitch McConnell and company….
The America US Senate was designed to do exactly what it’s doing….Give EVERY STATE a voice in things and it seems a little lopsided to some…..
That means that Republicans will control at least 50 seats in the incoming Senate, out of 100 total, assuming Republican incumbents Sens. Thom Tillis (NC) and Dan Sullivan (AK) keep their seats, as seems likely. Both of Georgia’s Senate seats are likely to be decided in runoff elections in January.
Wins in North Carolina and Georgia would give Republicans the Senate majority — something they would hold only because Congress’s upper house is malapportioned to give small states like Wyoming exactly as many senators as large states like California, even though California has more than 68 times as many people as Wyoming.
In the incoming Senate, Democratic senators will represent at least 20,314,962 more people than their Republican counterparts — and that’s if we assume that Republicans win both runoff elections in Georgia. If the two Georgia seats go to the Democrats, the Senate will be split 50-50, but the Democratic half will represent 41,549,808 more people than the Republican half….