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American democracy’s built-in bias

Released Thursday, 12th July 2018
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For Democrats to have a better than 50% chance of winning a majority in the House of Representatives in November’s mid-term elections, they will need to win the popular vote by around seven percentage points—a landslide. The Senate and the White House have a similar bias. In no other two-party system does the party that receives the most votes routinely find itself out of power. What has gone wrong?

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