Posted on November 06, 2013
The Monopoly Politics 2014 Report
Click on the analyses in the outline below to open sections of the Monopoly Politics 2014 report in PDF.
Part 1: The Power of Monopoly Politics
- Monopoly Politics & the 2014 Horserace: The Fight for a House Majority, Vulnerable Incumbents, and Open Seats
- The Dominance of Partisanship in Winner-Take-All House Elections
- The Rise of Safe Seats: The Relative Impact of Redistricting and "The Big Sort"
- Partisanship Trumps Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections
- Districts on the Move: Exceptions to the Rule of Partisanship Consistency
Part 2: The Problems of Monopoly Politics
- Partisan Bias in the U.S. House: The Republican Advantage from Demographics, Partisanship, Incumbency, and Gerrymandering
- The Polarization Crisis: The Decline of Crossover Representatives and Crossover Voting
- Winner-Take-All in the South: The Great Southern Partisan Reversal, 1991-2013
Part 3: The Solution to Monopoly Politics
- Extending the Sphere of Representation: The Impact of Fair Representation Voting on the Ideological Spectrum of Congress
- Electing Candidates with Fair Representation Voting: Ranked Choice Voting and Other Methods
- Enhancing African American Voting Rights in the South with Fair Representation Voting
- Model Fair Representation Voting Act
- Literature Review
- Projections, partisanship, and other data for all 435 districts
Monopoly Politics in Your State
Click on your state to find out how uncompetitive your U.S. House election was in 2014.