Are you sure you want to delete this post?
What's weird is that I don't think we're nearly as divided as things seem. President Biden won by over 7 million votes.
The Senate is set up in a way to perpetuate small-state rule. Since small states are overwhelmingly white and Republican, the Senate is rarely a reflection of the country as a whole.
Over five million more people voted for a Democratic House candidate than people who voted for a Republican one in 2020, but thanks to gerrymandering Democrats have a narrower majority than they did after retaking power in 2018.
One Republican has won the popular vote since 1988 yet we've "elected" two Republicans by the Electoral College. One Republican has won the popular vote since 1988 yet two Presidents "elected" by the Electoral College have stacked the Supreme Court 6-3 in Republicans favor.
We're not as divided as we think; our system of governance simply makes it so a minority of people can rule.