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The Supreme Court has decided to hear Wisconsin’s redistricting case, which argues that the Republicans disenfranchised voters with partisan gerrymandering. Prospects for state Democrats hang in the balance. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:33 PM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Sure, the Republicans redrew Wisconsin’s electoral districts in a way that ensures GOP dominance. But Democrats need to stop whining about it and figure out ways to win. more

Jan 31, 2017 9:06 AM Citizen Dave 4 Comments

Russ Feingold and Hillary Clinton won, right? Undeterred by his misfires for 2016, Dave Cieslewicz confidently forecasts the big news of 2017. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

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David Michael Miller

There is a growing liberal consensus on issues of immigration, reproductive rights, climate change and gun safety. But the positions taken by our elected officials depart radically from the consensus. more

Nov 15, 2016 8:00 AM Citizen Dave

Wisconsin progressives see little hope of winning back the state Legislature before 2022, the next round of redistricting. But there is cause for some optimism. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The federal trial before Judge James Peterson exposed, once again, the truth behind the election changes forged by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-led Legislature: They were designed to reduce minority access to the polls. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

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David Michael Miller

Bill Lueders talks about redistricting reform with Dylan Brogan on Isthmus on WORT. more

Sep 29, 2015 10:43 AM News

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David Michael Miller

Every 10 years, Wisconsin’s majority party redraws legislative districts to its advantage. Some are pushing to reform the process and are calling on a GOP-controlled committee to give their bill a hearing. more

Sep 25, 2015 10:00 AM News

A new study finds that Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is “virtually without historical precedent.” Columnist Bruce Murphy says it “calls out for legal redress.” more

Aug 28, 2015 8:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal

Few legislative causes have drawn as much interest and as little traction as redistricting -- the drawing of new voter boundaries after each 10-year census. more

Feb 20, 2014 4:53 AM News

Winning the governorship plus majorities in both houses in 2010, Republicans seized the golden opportunity to dominate the decennial process of redistricting the state as never before. more

Feb 6, 2014 3:00 PM News

Despite a court order, the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich deleted thousands of files related to WI's redistricting. How could this have happened? more

Apr 25, 2013 2:00 PM , Cartoons

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Carolyn Fath

"The outcome of this year's U.S. House as well as state Senate and state Assembly elections testify to the power of redistricting," Mike McCabe, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan elections watchdog, said. more

Dec 4, 2012 11:27 PM News

Last year's Republican-controlled redistricting in Wisconsin has clearly wreaked a bit of havoc in Dane County. The shifting of districts is pitting veteran Democrats and old friends against each other. more

Aug 2, 2012 2:00 PM News

As expected, Wisconsin's Republican legislators released a redistricting plan Friday, side-stepping the traditional process already underway. The move comes ahead of this month's recall elections, which could break the GOP's majority control of the L more

Jul 8, 2011 10:41 PM News

The Republicans come to power just as the task of redistricting is about to begin. This will be the first time in decades that redrawing Wisconsin's congressional and legislative districts will be done entirely by one party. more

Jan 6, 2011 3:00 PM News