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States with the most powerful voters: Where does Connecticut fall?

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Not all votes are created equal, according to calculations from a personal finance website.

WalletHub said Connecticut is among the states with the least powerful voters.

It ranked the state as 42 out of all 50 and the District of Columbia on its list of 2016's states with the most and least powerful voters.

The states with the most influence include Arizona, Iowa and Alaska.

The bottom three with the least amount of power are Washington DC, Maryland and California, respectively.

See the rest of the 10 least influential states here.

WalletHub said it's mostly because of the complicated way the country's voting system is organized.

While members of Congress are elected through direct popular vote, the president is chose by the Electoral College, a group selected by voters when they cast their ballots.

As a result, voters in swing states hold all the cards.

It's a principal that also applies to U.S. Senate races. Voters in those states will decide whether the state itself will vote red or blue in November.

WalletHub sought out to rank which states will have the most sway in the race against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Analysts compared the relative influence of voters in both the presidential and Senate races by calculating  a Voter Power Score for each state for each type of election.

To see the complete results, click here.

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