Under the current system, it is not the votes
but the district boundaries that really matter.
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A   B   A   B   A
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B   A   B   A   A
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B   B   A   A   A
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B   A   B   A   A 
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A   B   B   A   A
A  /  B /  A /  B  /  A
 
B  /  A /  B /  A  /  A
 
B  /  B  /  A  /  A  /  A
 
B  /  A /  B  /  A  /  A
 
A  /  B  /  B  /  A  /  A
The following two examples have identical distribution of votes.  Only the district lines are different. 
Yet in the first example, Party A wins every seat while in the second example Party B wins 60% of the seats with only 40% of the votes.  Both results are highly undemocratic, but are surprisingly typical of elections under the current systems used in the United States of America. 
Another way of looking at the obvious inequity of the American election system is seen below:
District        Party A      Party B
 
First            6,300         3,700
Second       7,200         2,800
Third           5,400         4,600
Fourth         5,900         4,100
Fifth             5,200         4,800
TOTAL       30,000       20,000
seats won         5               0
District      Party A      Party B
 
First          8,600         1,400
Second     8,300         1,700
Third         3,900         6,100
Fourth       4,700         5,300
Fifth           4,500          5,500
TOTAL     30,000        20,000
seats won     2                 3
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