A letter to the editor that shows how a majority can lose.
This is our reality now in North Carolina so when you bash us, remember, the minority calls the shots here and determines our reps in Congress. DO NOT LET IT HAPPEN to your state. Support efforts to reform our systems with proportional representatation.
A remarkable statistic in Tuesday’s election for our congressional representatives is the fact that, although the combined votes for all the Democratic candidates appear to exceed those for the Republican candidates, North Carolina will be sending a delegation that has nine Republicans and four Democrats to Washington in January. This shows how effective the gerrymandering process is in favoring one party over another, and how it undermines a fundamental principle of democracy