If I separate some amount of positive and negative charge a certain distance I will create some voltage. If I then separate the same amount of positive and negative charge a longer distance I will create an even bigger voltage since more work would've been needed to separate them.
Now, the charges with a larger potential difference will experience less of a force of attraction because they're farther apart, and the charges with a lower potential difference will experience a larger force of attraction since they are closer together.
Question 1: If voltage is a measure of the "push" acting on charge, then how can this be so?
Question 2: Voltage is proportional to current. But in this case I would think that the lower voltage scenario would produce higher current because there's a stronger force acting on the charge. What's going on? How does potential difference produce current?