Now that’s what I call voter suppression

… The House of Representatives is supposed to be the arm of government that most closely reflects the popular will. …

However, in the first vote following the decennial redistricting process in 2010—when Republicans took advantage of their strong performances in state legislative elections to set a new standard for gerrymandering—the House has completely abandoned the popular will. Not only is the wrong party in control, but it reigns with a sizable majority: despite receiving just 49.6% of the two-party vote, the Republicans have 54% of the seats. [cont.]

Democracy in America, The Economist