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Voting institutions commonly assign di®erent weights across voters. Most analyses of such systems assume that the relative in°uence of each player is non-linear in her voting weight. We reassess this assumption with a distributive bargaining game that closely resembles the closed-rule, in¯nite-horizon Baron-Ferejohn (1989) model. In equilibrium, voters with lower weights are typically perfect substitutes for voters with higher weights. Hence, each voter's power is exactly proportional to herdoi:10.1257/0002828054825538 fatcat:fhdemazeujhszf5cm2setzfgpy