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Slaying the Gerrymander: Here's a solution to Wisconsin's rigged legislative districts

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
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GOP campaign worker Kyle Wood to appear in Dane County court for fabricating tale of attack

Kyle Wood, the Republican campaign worker charged with obstruction for fabricating a story about being attacked at his home, will appear in Dane County Circuit Court on March 14. Wood could be fined up to $10,000 for telling a false story to a police officer or sentenced to prison for up to nine months. >More
Wisconsin Senate race between Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson shatters state spending records

Candidates and interest groups poured more than $78 million into Wisconsin's recent U.S. Senate race that led to Democrat Rep. Tammy Baldwin's Nov. 6 win over former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson, making it the most expensive Senate election in state history. >More
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Redistricting that favored Wisconsin Republicans spurs call for reforms

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board's Nov. 29 certification of the official results of the Nov. 6 election made it, well, official: Democratic candidates got more votes than Republicans in state races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, state Senate and state Assembly. >More
Citizen Dave: Wisconsin's bleak future as a not really red state

Despite the reelection of President Obama and the historic election of Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate, the most important election in recent Wisconsin history wasn't this year, but in 2010. Two years agom, when the Republicans flipped all of state government from Democratic to GOP control -- they already owned the state Supreme Court -- the party set in motion a process that locked in their dominance for a long time to come. >More
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Accusations fly about Wisconsin election law violations in 2012 races

A week before the Nov. 6 election, Americans for Prosperity tried to pump up support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The conservative advocacy group offered $1.84 per gallon gas to motorists in Rib Mountain, a town near Wausau, by paying the $1.70 per gallon difference. The line was so long that the Marathon County Sheriff's Department came out to control traffic. >More
Tell All: Dems and Republicans keep battling after the election

Dear Tell All: I'm a Madison Republican -- yes, we do exist. As you can imagine, I'm used to my local candidates losing elections, and also to post-election celebrations by Democrats. But it's been worse since the Nov. 6 election. >More
Vote tallies suggest redistricting boosted Wisconsin Republicans in 2012 races

In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, words like "fickle" and "schizophrenic" are being bandied about to describe the Wisconsin electorate. How else can anyone explain a group of voters who simultaneously picked Democrats Barack Obama for president and Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate while preserving a 5-3 Republican edge in its congressional delegation and giving the GOP a commanding majority in both houses of the state Legislature? >More
Tell All: Gays up, haters down

Dear Tell All: I'm a gay man who came out a couple decades ago. Given the year I was born, you can bet I've experienced some awful repression from the homophobic powers-that-be. My generation was bullied, discriminated against and ridiculed. I don't want to make it seem like I feel sorry for myself. I kept my head down and lived my life, just like African Americans, Native Americans, women and other groups traditionally discriminated against in the Land of the Free. But I do want to indulge in a moment of celebration after Election Day. >More
Wisconsin Democrats need business-friendly progressive like Pat Lucey

The warm glow of the Nov. 6 election will finally dissipate for Wisconsin Democrats next January when the Legislature reconvenes. Politically, the Democrats will be threatened by a Republican juggernaut. The GOP's capture of the state Senate aligns both houses with the recall-tested and change-minded Gov. Scott Walker. >More
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