By clustering in cities, even small ones, they have weakened their political impact.
In 2016, Hilary Clinton needed about 5 percent, and that she would get that and become president. She ended up with 2.1 percent, and it wasn’t enough.
Clustering of Democrats has only gotten worse since then, guaranteeing over-sized wins in cities, and overall defeat resulting from losses everywhere else. Rural bias got Trump elected and could do so again, even if he loses the popular vote again.
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