Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fact-checking the fact-checkers

Interesting, isn't it? How about the fundamental message here, that Republicans control the Senate despite getting far fewer votes than the Democrats did?

The House of Representatives is the same way - or has been, at least, in the last examination of the numbers I've seen. Indeed, it's even worse. But that's mostly because the Republican Party has gerrymandered election districts to guarantee Republican wins, despite the will of the people.

So, two different reasons for the same results. Congress is controlled by the minority party. It's not hopeless, since we can overcome that if everyone votes. But then, that's why the GOP has been pushing hard to suppress the vote. They want to discourage voting, because that's the only way they can win.

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