As a part of a daily series called Non-Political Politics (NPP), Yusoof Monawvil posts daily updates on the obscure, quirky, and unconventional aspects of the United States’ key political institutions—in an undoubtedly non-political manner
Today’s map shows the mean age of each state’s Senate delegation in the 115th Congress. With Senator Bernie Sanders (76 years) and former President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy (77 years), Vermont tops the chart with a mean age of 76.5 years. At the other end of the spectrum, Cory Gardner (43 years) and Michael Bennet (52 years) give Colorado the title of youngest Senate delegation with a mean age of 47.5 years.
All NPP maps are original content made by Yusoof Monawvil
The realm of Senatorial politics has long since been the talk of conspiracy theories. Heck, Senators have been involved in secretive societies all throughout the United States. From Washington’s Levi Ankeny on the Pacific to Rhode Island’s Robert Taft on the Atlantic, Senatorial history is clouded with the going-ons and workings of secretive societies all throughout America. I’ve taken an in-depth analysis of Senatorial patterns. I’ve come away with one huge takeaway—a takeaway that’s left me shaken to the core…
Sure, if you’re a C-SPAN nerd like myself and have been paying attention to Senate politics, you might have heard of Mike Enzi, Mike Crapo, Mike Rounds, Michael Bennet, and Mike Lee, but you probably never came to the realization that the states they represent form one contiguous body.
Coincidence? I think not.
Maybe there’s some secret political society aimed at electing Mikes to positions of power…
…Or maybe there’s just a slightly higher percentage of people named Mike in the American western interior.
In either case, President Trump better keep his eye on ol’ Mike Pence.