The fact that this is not the top story in America is very disturbing.
It would seem that America is not really a democracy at this point. Was not in 2004. In a less obvious way than in 2000, I mean.
The Economist points out that this kind of election theft is unnecessary for representatives — there is a perfectly legal and above-board (though arguably completely unethical) way to control the results of a Congressional election: gerrymandering, i.e. redistricting in a transparently partisan manner.Â Done by state legislatures for the benefit of the U.S. Congress and themselves.
Demographics are a powerful enough predictor of how a district votes that if you can draw your own districts you have absolute power to draw district boundaries, you can generally predict with near certainty how the votes will turn out.