Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The System Is Rigged in Favor of Corporate Donors

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The System Is Rigged in Favor of Corporate Donors

Article excerpt

"Not My President!" read signs across the country and in Pittsburgh ("Anti-Trump Protesters Take to Streets of Oakland, East Liberty," Nov. 10). That is true for more than half of us because Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote.

Come January, the presidency will not be the only branch of government failing to represent the majority of voters. House Democratic candidates received more votes than Republican candidates in 2012, but Republican gerrymandering allowed Republicans to control the House by 33 seats.

Next year, Republicans will claim a mandate because they control the executive and legislative branches of government, although more than half of the country actually voted for Democrats in each branch.

They will repeal Obamacare, a move people think they want until they find out how many sick people will lose coverage. …

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