Now that political donations are unlimited, as well as being anonymous, the 1% of 1% of population have bought themselves never ending tax reductions and exemptions. More importantly, with Supreme Court now swung to far right, latest news is that Washington can’t change State authority over gerrymandering electoral boundaries, which is why George W and so many others win, thanks to “college system”, when they don’t have more votes.
Forecast is 50% of population expected to live in 8 States, and 80% in 16 States. There might be proportional representation in Congress but 2 Senators for each State no matter how few folks still there. Least populated States are dominated by Republican. So democracy might get sensible bills through balanced lower house but ways get blocked at Senate. So look forward to more guns, wars, nukes etc.