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Why we are in trouble. Gerrymandering.
"In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries. "
Democrats win more votes, but continue to "lose" because the Republican Party has the deck stacked in their favor in more ways than one.
Democrats won six million more votes than Republicans in 2016 Senate elections, but Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the upper chamber.
The Democratic candidate won three million more votes than the Republican candidate in the Presidential election, but the Republican still "won" the election.
The Democratic party in numerous states earn more votes than their Republican counterparts, but still find themselves in the minority due to gerrymandering.
Show these stats to any Bernie or buster and they will put their blinders on and still blame Hillary for everything, even though they are the same people who very likely sat out the 2010 election and effectively handed the redistricting process to Republicans.
People like them will never, ever, EVER accept that they are the problem and not the solution. They refuse to accept that they are responsible for a conservative Supreme Court and a Republican President. They refuse to accept that they are responsible for the gerrymandered districts we got after the 2010 election. All they think is that they are right and anyone who doesn't agree with everything they say is wrong.
What's sad is that they will very likely sabotage the 2018 elections by instituting a purity test on Democratic candidates, even ones in purple states where a far left wing agenda will guarantee defeat. They would rather lose every single damn election than vote for someone who doesn't agree with 100% of their beliefs.
They're "why we are in trouble."