Voting Power Apportionments

12 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2014 Last revised: 18 Dec 2014

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Paul H. Edelman

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: November 13, 2014


I propose apportioning the United States House of Representatives so as to equalize, to the extent possible, the voting power of the individual voter. Surprisingly such an apportionment falls squarely within the traditional apportionment paradigm and is, in a very precise sense, midway between the Hill method and the Webster method of apportionment.

Keywords: Apportionment, voting power

JEL Classification: D72

Suggested Citation

Edelman, Paul H., Voting Power Apportionments (November 13, 2014). Social Choice and Welfare, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: or

Paul H. Edelman (Contact Author)

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