Friday, November 9, 2012
A note about "democracy" in America
- by New Deal democrat
We now know just how significant the effect of gerrymandering was in the 2012 elections for the House of Representatives.
Democratic candidates received a total of 53.95 million votes, or 50.26%. Republican candidates received a total of 53.40 million votes, or 49.74%.
Despite this, the likely make-up of the next House of Representatives is going to be 200 Democrats (46%) and 235 Republicans (54%).
Over the weekend I plan on arguing that there are 4 desparately needed amendments to the US Constitution, and that those amendments should be initiated by the State Legislatures as permitted by the Constitution if the Congress will not act.