If you selected 100 people randomly from the US population and put them in the Senate, what would the age and demographics be like?
Zach Roberts created this great graphic answering exactly that question. Perhaps the most obvious is it would have many more women, and of course far more young people. It would also, unsurprisingly, be a far more ethnically diverse Senate.
But, of course, the point of sortition is not only to make our legislatures far more inclusive, diverse, and representative — but to see what kind of impact this inclusivity and diversity has on the political process and the legislation that such a Senate passed.
What kind of laws do you think a sortition Senate of everyday people would pass?