In yesterday’s installment of my “Electoral Dysfunction” series, I wrote some about the vagaries of the U.S. system of politics that strands many Americans in states and districts where their votes don’t matter so much because the races in which they can vote aren’t close.
Unbeknownst to me, Bloomberg News used the same day to make the same point in a really cool series of slides, which concludes that the biggest electoral prize that will be available on Election Day 2014, control of the U.S. Senate, will be decided by the 10.8 million likely voters in the eight states that have reasonably close Senate races. That’s about 3.4 percent of the U.S. population who, because of the vagaries, will determine Senate control for the rest of us.
Even if you’re sick of me droning on about this stuff, watch the slide show, here.
(hat tip: Peder DeFor)