I was watching Bill Maher on Friday night, and he was interviewing George Will. Maher once again brought up the point about our senate system and how it makes little sense. Here’s his problem:
Each state has 2 U.S Senators, regardless of size. California has about 40 million residents. Wyoming has 577k residents. Both states have 2 U.S senators. In one state, you have 1 Senator per 20 million, and in another state you have 1 Senator per 288k.
Maher doesn’t feel that is fair, and it gives too much power to small states.
I am not saying I agree with Maher, but he does raise a valid criticism of our system. Why does representation in this country have to be wildly uneven, when it pertains to the senate?