The Minority Majority: America’s Electoral System Advantages Republicans

The Minority Majority: America’s Electoral System Advantages Republicans

August 1, 2018 0 By celmoreblog

America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats

When pollsters ask Americans which party they plan to vote for in the elections for the House of Representatives this November, those preferring the Democrats lead those preferring the Republicans by around seven percentage points. But this does not mean the Democrats are a shoo-in to win the House.

“According to our model, the Democrats need to win 53.5% of all votes cast for the two major parties just to have a 50/50 chance of winning a majority in the House.”

The Economist, July 12, 2018
“Now that the rural has a party, a constitution that favors the rural favors that party.”

“There is a reason why, when choosing their own constitutions, no other country has for long survived with a replica of the American model—and why when guiding the design of constitutions for others, as they did in post-war Germany and Japan, Americans have always suggested solutions quite unlike the one under which they live.”

The Economist, July 12, 2018 
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