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Wisconsin Republicans Try to Subvert Democracy, Again

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Democracy, Wisconsin, Janet Protasiewicz, Impeachment
Madeleine Hordinski for The New York Times

For a little while this year, it looked as though Wisconsin voters had finally broken out of the straitjacket of minority rule in their state. The key to their freedom was an April State Supreme Court election that, turning on the intertwined issues of abortion and gerrymandering, flipped control of the bench from conservatives to liberals.

Since 2011, Wisconsin Republicans have manipulated electoral maps to lock in their legislative dominance, even when a majority of voters chose Democratic candidates. Their grip on the State Legislature has made it impossible to...

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