Homogenous Demographics of Districts Exacerbate Polarization

by Civil Politics on Sep 20, 2013 | Views: 61 | Score: 3
Democratic RepresentativeRepublican Representative
Mostly White Districts (70%+)63174
Racially Diverse Districts10057
Mostly Nonwhite Districts (30%-)383
Number of Congressional Districts
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Civil Politics on Sep 20, 2013 1:04 PM said:

Much of the political gridlock plaguing Congress is centered in the House of Representatives. And much of this gridlock can be attributed to the nearly perfectly diametric demographics of the districts each party has won, and thus, the constituents each Congressman represents. Rather than simply appealing to their particular base, Representatives need to work towards what's best for America.

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