Jan 5, 2017

Rural/big City war goes global

Donald Trump is president-elect and Republicans own all of Washington because they kill it in rural areas with disproportionate power in elections. This is why Hillary Clinton can win the popular vote but get clobbered in the electoral college.The Atlantic Magazine just posted a smart look at how this is a global phenomenon, with similar rural clout dynamic upending politics in 20 countries, including Japan and Argentina.

Why this matters:

Where you live influences your views on everything from public transit to dirty air. This, in turn, creates even more political tension and volatility.

Fun fact:

Wyoming has 259,000 registered voters and the same number of senators California's 18 million voter do.

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