is probably over-hyped. As an example, the 43 senators who intend to filibuster Gorsuch (all of whom are democrats, I believe) represent 53% of the country's population.
And the current democratic party senators received a combined total of almost 6 million more votes than the current republican senators.
And we all know that Hillary got almost 3 million more votes than Mr. 46% of the popular vote.
But for the need to appease the slave states when the constitution was written things would be substantially different right now. Maybe the people who want to break California into six states have the right idea. I just wish my state would have a cooler name if that happened.