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01/05/2015 03:53 pm ET

Can U.S. Politics Be Reformed With A Few Electoral Fixes?

The 114th Congress in this country's history begins this week with little support behind it and the American political system as a whole. The Republican-led faction is destined for more battles with President Obama in the coming days, increasing the frustration of all parties involved, including the American people.

With government at a perpetual standstill, a HuffPost Live panel wondered aloud a simple question Monday: is there a way to fix it?

A four-person roundtable — Zaid Jilani, a contributing writer for AlterNet; Seth Masket, an associate professor of political science at the University of Denver; Drew Spencer, a staff attorney at FairVote; and HuffPost Politics reporter Jason Linkins — discussed the query with host Josh Zepps, focusing on three specific areas: gerrymandering, filibustering and voting rights.

Watch the discussion above, and catch the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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