In 2012, Democratic candidates for Congress received more votes than Republican candidates. For the first time in 40 years, the party that received the most votes failed to take control of the House. Its the Republican mapmakers who gerrymandered our democracy so effectively after the GOP’s historic 2010 victory who have made it hard for the voters to affect elections.

In 2012, Democratic candidates for Congress received more votes than Republican candidates. For the first time in 40 years, the party that received the most votes failed to take control of the House. Its the Republican mapmakers who gerrymandered our democracy so effectively after the GOP’s historic 2010 victory who have made it hard for the voters to affect elections.

#infographic * 2012 ELECTION EMAIL STRATEGIES IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE * Romney | Santorum | Gingrich | Paul | Gplus | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter | MyMitt |

#infographic * 2012 ELECTION EMAIL STRATEGIES IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE * Romney | Santorum | Gingrich | Paul | Gplus | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter | MyMitt |

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From <a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122770,00.html">"The Mind of Mitt,"</a> September 3, 2012 issue.

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From <a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122770,00.html">"The Mind of Mitt,"</a> September 3, 2012 issue.

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From "The Mind of Mitt," September 3, 2012 issue.

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From "The Mind of Mitt," September 3, 2012 issue.

Donald Trump, birther: Will the Republican candidates for 2012 make Obama's birth certificate a primary issue?

Donald Trump, birther: Will the Republican candidates for 2012 make Obama's birth certificate a primary issue?

Bernie Sanders drew a bigger crowd than any Republican candidate, as 4,500 supporters filled his event in Denver.

Bernie Sanders drew a bigger crowd than any Republican candidate, as 4,500 supporters filled his event in Denver.

Where does Terri Lynn Land stand on incest, personhood and rape? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/20/1300640/-Where-does-Terri-Lynn-Land-stand-on-incest-personhood-and-rape

Where does Terri Lynn Land stand on incest, personhood and rape? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/20/1300640/-Where-does-Terri-Lynn-Land-stand-on-incest-personhood-and-rape

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