December 11, 2012

New Analysis Shows Effects of Illegal WisGOP Gerrymandering: "Not a Level (Playing Field)"

A new analysis published in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shows that in an "otherwise dismal year," where Democrats statewide garnered substantially more votes, Republicans still profited from their unprecedented, illegal redistricting scheme.

The paper found that a substantial majority of state Senate and Assembly districts favored Republicans -- even though President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket received substantially more votes.

According to the paper, "Until the next redistricting nearly a decade from now, the legislative and congressional playing field in Wisconsin is not a level one."

Read the analysis here.

"Scott Walker and Paul Ryan have little to offer Wisconsin in the way of jobs, but they HAVE achieved their main goal of ruthlessly rigging the system," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday.