WalletHub Ranks States by Voter Influence

November 1, 2018, 12:51 PM HST · Updated October 31, 1:08 PM

Personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s states with the most and least powerful voters for the midterms as well as accompanying videos.

WalletHub compared the relative clout of 2018 voters in swinging the Senate, House and gubernatorial races. In order to make such a comparison, we calculated a Voter Power Score for each state and for each type of election.

States with the most powerful voters in House elections

1 West Virginia
2 New Mexico
3 Minnesota
4 Maine
5 Utah
6 Kansas
7 Illinois
8 Michigan
9 Pennsylvania
10 Ohio


Hawai‘i ranked 30th.

States with the most powerful voters in senate elections

1 North Dakota
2 Montana
3 Wyoming
4 Vermont
5 Alaska
6 South Dakota
7 Delaware
8 Rhode Island
9 Maine
10 New Hampshire


Hawai‘i ranked 11th.

States with the Most Powerful Voters in Gubernatorial Elections

1 Alaska
2 South Dakota
3 Wyoming
4 Vermont
5 Maine
6 New Hampshire
7 North Dakota
8 Delaware
9 Montana
10 Rhode Island

Hawai‘i ranked 12th.

To view the full report, go online.




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