This is what 50 equal American states look like

The electoral college system of voting has…well, let’s jsut say that some people like it, while other people know it doesn’t really work.

As artist Neil Freeman states on his website:

“The fundamental problem of the electoral college is that the states of the United States are too disparate in size and influence. The largest state is 66 times as populous as the smallest and has 18 times as many electoral votes. This allows for Electoral College results that don’t match the popular vote.”

So what can you do?

Well, Neil Freeman made an algorithm that changed the layout of USA so that it was made up of 50 states with equal populations. He might not get Texas to downsize, become several states – or change its name to ‘Big Thicket’, but his map does look interesting.

See for yourself:

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