Fundamental Problems with Congress: Gerrymandered Safe Seats


by Civil Politics on Sep 20, 2013 | Views: 140 | Score: 4
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Civil Politics on Sep 20, 2013 1:07 PM said:

89% of House seats are considered safely in the hands of one party. The rest, excluding those that significantly "favor" a party, constitute only 29 seats. Coupled with district gerrymandering-- which groups like-minded ideologies, either conservatives or liberals-- these safe seats discourage members from working together, lest they be labeled too moderate and lose their seat next election.

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