Bitter Partisanism in a Picture
approxinfinity last edited by approxinfinity
Number of states with a divided legislative control has gone from 16 to 1 over time.
Number of states with divided state control has gone from 58% in 2005 down to 26% present day.
Without divided control there is no need for compromise. GIT 'ER DONE!
justanotherfan last edited by
Things like gerrymandering have made it possible for politicians to pick their voters, as opposed to the other way around. As a result, extremism and lack of compromise are rewarded. This drives individuals to vote for their “team”, rather than punishing obstructionism and rewarding progress.
Gerrymandering should be illegal. It’s bad for politics. Districts should be drawn with no regard to party affiliation.
kjayhawks last edited by
@justanotherfan if I could like that post 50 times I would.