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The Real Problem With U.S. Politics: The Electorate is Shades of Purple while Representatives are Increasingly Deeper Reds and Blues

By Gavin Zhang Published May 1, 2013

Unfortunately, the problem of Congressional deadlock isn't just caused by a growing trend in perceived political polarization but is additionally caused by the discrepancy between the Congressional representatives who are actually growingly politically polarized, while their constituents remain relatively moderate.