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Wisconsin Government Belongs to the People

Wisconsin Government Belongs to the People, not to a Political Party. Partisan justices on Wisconsin’s supreme court have approved a formula for one-party control of Wisconsin government. They adopted state legislative district maps that were extremely gerrymandered to favor Republicans. The decision enables Republicans to keep continuous control of the legislature for yet another decade. That control will persist even when a decisive majority of citizens statewide vote for Democratic candidates. That was sadly demonstrated in the 2012 and 2018 assembly elections under the previous ten-year GOP gerrymander. The new maps are reportedly even more ...

Wisconsin faces permanent one party rule of legislature

In the decade that followed, the gerrymandering party never came close to losing control of either the state senate or the state assembly.