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Our Democracy Gives Republicans An Unfair Advantage. That’s Threatening Majority Rule.

In the United States, the deck is often stacked to favor Republicans. In the U.S. Senate, House and other institutions, Republicans can govern without winning the most votes, effectively allowing minority rule.

CORRECTION (April 30, 2021, 11:35 a.m.): At 3:23 on an earlier version of this video, the graphic labeled “Pennsylvania Senate” was mislabeled “Pennsylvania House.”

Laura Bronner is FiveThirtyEight’s quantitative editor.

Michael Tabb is a video and motion graphics producer at FiveThirtyEight.

Anna Rothschild is FiveThirtyEight’s senior producer for video.