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There are dozens of American cities—especially in the Midwest, like Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland and Indianapolis—that, despite having majorities or pluralities of black voters, can’t get black women into the mayor’s mansion.
Three-quarters of Republicans and 51 percent of independents supported keeping the statues up, while a plurality of Democrats (45 percent) disagreed.
Hillary Clinton, after all, lost in the electoral college, but won a popular plurality and came within a whisker of winning the necessary electoral votes.
The only other option, the one that is apparently favored by a plurality of Republicans, is for the state to make those decisions for all of us.
The Electoral College and the Senate — the two allegedly undemocratic elements of the American political system — fail to consistently reflect plurality popular opinion at the national scale because they are also structured to represent the states.
The plurality of affected employees work in sew production, according to the WARN.
And its lawyers will have the Obama administration to thank, since those lawyers pushed for the position a four-justice plurality has now blessed.
At the national level, Democrats won a plurality of the congressional vote in 2012 but, because of the way lines were drawn, failed to win enough seats to take control of the House.
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