“The Congressional Map Is Historically Biased Against Democrats”

David Wasserman  for 538:

But there’s a larger, long-term trend at work too — one that should alarm Democrats preoccupied with the future of Congress and the Supreme Court.

In the last few decades, Democrats have expanded their advantages in California and New York — states with huge urban centers that combined to give Clinton a 6 million vote edge, more than twice her national margin. But those two states elect only 4 percent of the Senate. Meanwhile, Republicans have made huge advances in small rural states — think ArkansasNorth and South DakotaIowaLouisianaMontana and West Virginia — that wield disproportionate power in the upper chamber compared to their populations.

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