I've known how the US is at a 50/50 balance, but somehow I never realized this situation has been engineered on purpose. It's so obvious when you point it out. Without this engineered effort to steer segments of society to one side or the other, you would tend to have a societal consensus with a significant majority favoring one side of the political spectrum.That's called polarization of society. Carefully engineered to produce 50/50 electorates that can be shifted in a favored direction according to big money interest. We are repeatedly seeing this all over the West these days, which most people don't even realize anymore. Where we do NOT see this happen often is in non-Western nations where the media still is more diversified, or alternatively where the media is not heavily used to enforce a particular narrative. Think Poland, Russia, Turkey, India, etc. As soon as the NGOs and Western cultural exchange organizations (i.e. CIA sponsored/financed orgs) are allowed to set hold this quickly changes however.
The deep state has been engineering the competing factions in the US and other countries to have a 50/50 balance, which puts the government in permanent gridlock, and leaves the deep state free to act with impunity. It can't be stopped, because neither side can muster the power to crush it, and with the current 50/50 balance, the deep state is able to compromise and own all the politicians on both sides.