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Wisconsin legislature capitulates on maps
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 14, 2024 08:40AM
The Republican supermajority in the state legislature has voted to accept new legislative election maps drawn by Democratic Governor Tony Evers. The state supreme court ruled the maps drawn earlier were illegally gerrymandered and threatened to redraw them if acceptable ones were not submitted.

The new maps still slightly favor the Republicans but are considered competitive for both parties.

[www.politico.com]



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Re: Wisconsin legislature capitulates on maps
Posted by: Ted King
Date: February 14, 2024 09:02AM
And almost for sure will not allow them to get supermajorities in the legislature again. Or is that just wishful thinking?



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Re: Wisconsin legislature capitulates on maps
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 14, 2024 09:58AM
Eh, seems like we left something on the table to appear "fair"



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Re: Wisconsin legislature capitulates on maps
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 14, 2024 11:12AM
It’s nice they could read the writing on the wall. The Wisconsin legislature has been on a MAGAt tear for a decade.



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Re: Wisconsin legislature capitulates on maps
Posted by: gabester
Date: February 14, 2024 03:06PM
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Speedy
It’s nice they could read the writing on the wall. The Wisconsin legislature has been on a MAGAt tear for a decade.

Electors of Scott Walker, founding MAGAt before P01135809 came along and popularized it.

I wonder if this means that Democrats might pick up a congressional seat?

NVM, misunderstood this is the state level map, not the federal congressional districts which are currently running 1 Dem to 3 Republicans on 8 seats (e.g. 2:6 total off roughly equivalent vote totals.... I think I did the math somewhere else and it was just about 45%:55%.)

Prereply to Ombligo below - I assume that with the Federal Congressional maps those will be appealed until after the 2024 election, ensuring the current ~20% overstatement of Republican support and 2-3 extra Reps in Congress.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2024 09:54PM by gabester.
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Re: Wisconsin legislature capitulates on maps
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 14, 2024 05:55PM
^^^^
there is currently another lawsuit in regards to Congressional seats. The argument is essentially the same, that the districts violate the state constitution



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