Over the past twenty years,
16% of the Senate votes did not reflect the majority of represented population.
The United States of America Senate is a legistlative body consisting of 100 members. Each state in the union is given two votes, no matter how many people live in that state. This creates an unfair system - all 39,512,223 Californians have the same say as 578,759 Wyomingites.
On February 6, 2020 the Senate voted to acquit President Trump in his impeachment trial. This brought the discussions about the Senate's unequal representation and distribution of power into the forefront of political dialogue again. Even though the represented votes wouldn't have crossed the 60% threshold, this vote was notable in that more than 50% of the population represented supported impeachment while less than 50% of Senators did.
H.RES.755 • 2/3 to pass
Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
There have been several requests for a tool to help visualize the inconsistency between Senate votes and the populations represented. The hope is that this website will help illuminate the unfairness and inequality that exist within our current structure.