February 10, 2017

Washington Post: Gerrymandering Is The Biggest Obstacle To Genuine Democracy In The United States. So Why Is No One Protesting?


By Brian Klaas

The Washington Post


There is an enormous paradox at the heart of American democracy. Congress is deeply and stubbornly unpopular. On average, between 10 and 15 percent of Americans approve of Congress – on a par with public support for traffic jams and cockroaches. And yet, in the 2016 election, only eight incumbents – eight out of a body of 435 representatives – were defeated at the polls.


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