You can list off a number of reasons why tonight’s victory by the Democratic Party-backed candidate in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election is so huge. It’ll positively impact women’s rights now. It’ll positively impact voting rights going forward. It’ll keep Republicans from being able to steal Wisconsin in 2024 if they lose it. But there’s another aspect everyone is overlooking.
Author Ari Berman spelled out one hidden but huge impact of this election victory:
Dems & Dem-backed candidates have won 14 of last 17 statewide elections in Wisconsin but GOP controls 67% seats in state senate & 65% in assembly
That’s why Janet Protasiewicz victory so huge. There’s finally chance to strike down gerrymandering that warped Wisconsin politics
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) April 5, 2023
We’re seeing states like Michigan and Pennsylvania being gradually straightened out thanks to Democratic activists’ increasing focus on state legislature races. Now we’re about to see the playing field leveled in Wisconsin such that winning the state legislature will become possible.
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