Dubious Democracy 2022

Jan 20, 2023
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FairVote's 2022 Dubious Democracy report highlights the overwhelming lack of competition in U.S. House of Representatives elections. We ranked all 50 states on "Voter Voice" based on their performance on five sub-measures:

  • margin of victory
  • amount of landslide victories
  • voter turnout
  • voter consensus for winning candidates
  • partisan skew

This congressional cycle stands out because of a particularly high number of uncontested seats and a particularly low number of competitive seats. Additionally, the 118th U.S. House has been elected by the smallest share of the population since 2014.

Dubious Democracy 2022