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Seats-to-Votes Distortion

Seats-to-Votes Distortion: Measure of the average by which one party wins a greater percentage of seats than votes and the other party wins a smaller percentage of seats than votes. The distortion is calculated by adding the percentage distortion for each party and then dividing by two. For example, if Democratic candidates won 10% more House seats than votes and Republicans won 6% fewer House seats than their share of the House votes,
the seat-to-vote distortion would be 8%.

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Ranking

State

Seats-to-Votes

     

1

Georgia

0.4%

2

Washington

2.3%

3

Minnesota

2.8%

4

Utah

3.0%

5

Kentucky

4.2%

6

New Jersey

4.6%

7

Colorado

4.8%

8

Texas

4.9%

9

Michigan

6.0%

10

Missouri

6.4%

11

Arizona

6.9%

12

Wisconsin

7.5%

13

Indiana

8.3%

14

North Carolina

8.3%

15

California

9.2%

16

Illinois

10.0%

17

Oklahoma

11.2%

18

Pennsylvania

11.2%

19

West Virginia

11.3%

20

Maryland

13.0%

21

Nevada

13.9%

22

New York

14.2%

23

Tennessee

14.5%

24

Louisiana

14.6%

25

Florida

15.0%

26

New Mexico

15.1%

27

Iowa

15.3%

28

Ohio

16.4%

29

Virginia

16.4%

30

Arkansas

17.4%

31

Alabama

17.5%

32

Mississippi

20.4%

33

South Carolina

25.5%

34

Oregon

27.3%

35

Wyoming

27.5%

36

Nebraska

30.4%

37

Alaska

30.8%

38

Vermont

33.7%

39

Kansas

34.9%

40

Montana

36.7%

41

Hawaii

37.4%

42

Idaho

37.4%

43

Massachusetts

39.1%

44

Connecticut

40.9%

45

Rhode Island

41.2%

46

Delaware

42.1%

47

Maine

44.0%

48

North Dakota

45.1%

49

New Hampshire

46.7%

50

South Dakota

48.9%

Total

USA OVERALL

2.3%