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New maps mark a transformational change in Wisconsin legislative elections

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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Wisconsin politics was potentially transformed Monday when Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed new maps that will end the Republican Party's long-lasting vise grip on the state Legislature. The difference between the new maps and the old maps is staggering. Here is one way to illustrate it. Let’s assume for the sake of argument that every voter in Wisconsin voted the same way for the state Assembly as for governor. In this hypothetical, the old maps would have generated a 60-39 majority for Republicans in the state Assembly in 2022, even...

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