But these are not unsolvable problems, and in fact the formation of more states could be just the thing to solve them. In areas that are not currently states, like Washington, D. And even in the House of Representatives, the will of the majority can be thwarted due to gerrymandering and the lack of representation for citizens living in Washington, D. As Matthew Yglesias notes , one important factor is race. During the early twentieth century, popular legislative proposals repeatedly passed the democratically elected House of Commons but died in the unrepresentative House of Lords. And after the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, all five of the conservative Supreme Court justices—a majority of the Court—have been appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote, supported by a group of senators who received fewer votes than the opposing senators, or both. Whichever party strikes first wins. If there is a compelling argument against the addition of new states, it is that it would be only a temporary solution. In , for example, Republicans failed to win a majority of votes cast for the House, Senate, or the presidency, yet nonetheless secured control of all three.
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