The one prevailing evil of American democracy today is the tyranny of the Republican minority.

Peter Bakke Texas Redistricting
U.S. congressional districts covering Travis County, Texas (outlined in red) in 2002, left, and 2004, right. In 2003, the majority of Republicans in the Texas legislature redistricted the state, diluting the voting power of the heavily Democratic county by parceling its residents out to more Republican districts.
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The Republican state legislatures from North Dakota to Texas, from Montana to Maine have been focusing on redistricting for decades. Republicans have been playing the long game while Democrats have been asleep at the switch. The Republicans have built a monolith that will be very hard to dismantle or at least be representative of American political demography.
 
What has been the result? Republicans have lost the popular vote in presidential elections since Clinton in ’92 (that’s almost 30 years), but still elected Bush I twice and Trump once. It’s nuts. The good news is that even their regressive redistricting  plans are being overwhelmed by the big, inclusive tent party system of the Democrats, like me, vs. their closed tent and shrinking minority.
 
The one prevailing evil of American democracy today is the tyranny of the Republican minority.