Gerrymandering has successfully manipulated the electoral map so that a majority of GOP seats in the house are safe. This has increased gridlock and eliminated any basis for compromise. It also tears away at democracy making it impossible for the seats in Congress to reflect popular will.
As reported by FairVote, in 2012, Barack Obama won 52% of the national two-party vote, but he only carried 22% of counties. While about 52% of voters wanted a Democratic House and Democratic candidates won more than a million more votes, Republicans won a comfortable majority of seats in the House of Representatives.
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