On Wednesday night, 48 Senators voted to convict Donald Trump of abuse of power. Together, they represent 170 million people.
52 Senators voted to acquit Trump. They represent 152 million people.
Mind-blowing stat: 48 Senators who voted to convict Trump represent 18 million more Americans than 52 Republicans who voted to acquit
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) February 5, 2020
The statistics, highlighted by voting rights activist Ari Berman, illustrate the skewed power of the Senate.
The Senate gives more power to smaller states with fewer people than the more populous ones by allowing them all two Senators each.
Numerous Democratic candidates have proposed giving Puerto Rico and Washington DC statehood to help address the balance.
Look at the smallest 4-5 Red States compared to the largest 4-5 Blue and it’s more shocking. Why should a flyover State with ~1mil people have same representation in the Senate as say Cal, NY, or even TX or FL?
— P85TH (@Spyder2114) February 5, 2020