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Matthew28

(1,801 posts)
Mon Mar 26, 2018, 08:16 PM Mar 2018

New report details just how rigged the midterms are in favor of Republicans




A new report by the Brennan Center for Justice suggests that congressional races are so heavily rigged in favor of Republicans that the United States can barely be described as a democratic republic. The upshot of their analysis is that, to win a bare majority of the seats in the U.S. House, Democrats “would likely have to win the national popular vote by nearly 11 points.”

To put that number in perspective, neither party achieved an 11-point popular vote win in the last several decades. The last time this happened, according to the Brennan Center, was 1982, when a deep recession led the opposition Democrats to a 269 seat majority against President Reagan’s Republicans.


https://thinkprogress.org/democracy-may-be-doomed-65b24b3554d0/

This is wrong and we need to do everything in our power to end this injustice against the American people.
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New report details just how rigged the midterms are in favor of Republicans (Original Post) Matthew28 Mar 2018 OP
Nate Cohn and Dave Wasserman trashed this report in Twitter earlier. bearsfootball516 Mar 2018 #1
link? Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2018 #5
While we are at it, let's end the electoral college. Sophia4 Mar 2018 #2
Its a crap study Loki Liesmith Mar 2018 #3
Not new information, but we really need new outrage. Hortensis Mar 2018 #4
Yes GWC58 Mar 2018 #8
Gerrymandering affects the House, so of course midterms are in favor of the repubs. -nt CrispyQ Mar 2018 #6
11 Points? Turbineguy Mar 2018 #7
Dems have to be twice as good to be considered half as good Skittles Mar 2018 #9
secession, and i'm not kidding; that or just ignore objectionable federal laws. nt TheFrenchRazor Mar 2018 #10

bearsfootball516

(6,400 posts)
1. Nate Cohn and Dave Wasserman trashed this report in Twitter earlier.
Mon Mar 26, 2018, 08:17 PM
Mar 2018

Then went in detail to explain how a 7-8 point win should be more than enough to swing the House.


 

Sophia4

(3,515 posts)
2. While we are at it, let's end the electoral college.
Mon Mar 26, 2018, 08:18 PM
Mar 2018

It disenfranchises millions in California alone, but also across the country.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
4. Not new information, but we really need new outrage.
Mon Mar 26, 2018, 08:22 PM
Mar 2018

We need to feel the conviction that this is dreadfully wrong and we need to fix it the way those Stoneman Douglas high school students did.

And the next time someone posts that right-wing lie they've saturated the nation with that Democrats didn't win because we didn't speak about what people care about, respond with truth and conviction!

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