How and where Trump won–and Hillary lost–Wisconsin

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Though published in November, this article by WisContext still provides an excellent analysis and visualization of the data on how Wisconsin went for Trump, county by county, and including a lesson-wielding grey map that is missing too much blue. WisContext is a service of Cooperative Extension, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. > WisContext

Were 2016 vote counts in Wisconsin hacked? The Washington Post checked.


U.S. intelligence concludes Russian hacking affected the presidential campaign, but did it affect the vote count in Trump’s key Wisconsin and Michigan wins? The Washington Post dug into recount data and found that voting technologies in Michigan and Wisconsin treated candidates Trump and Clinton the same, at least in places where votes were recounted.

Claim that Wisconsin’s voter ID law caused ‘200K lost votes’ on shaky ground

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Both the Washington Post and PolitiFact Wisconsin have applied their fact-checking chops to the claims made by Priorities USA (a left-leaning group) that its study findings show Wisconsin’s voter ID laws reduced November turnout by 200,000. The truth-o-meter reading? Mostly false, since correlation isn’t always causation.

Watch or listen: Democracy Now asks ‘Would Trump have won without Wisconsin’s voter ID law?’

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A new report has called into question whether President Trump would have won Wisconsin’s electoral votes without the state’s strict voter ID law, suggesting the law suppressed the votes of more than 200,000 residents. With Trump winning by only about 23,000 votes, Democracy Now takes a deeper look. (available in video and downloadable audio)

Did voter ID law really cost Clinton Wisconsin? Slate covers the cold water being thrown on the study.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Milwaukee

Most political scientists agree voter ID laws make it more difficult for some Americans to vote. There’s debate, however, over how big an impact those laws have, and liberals should think twice before overstating. Republicans writing these laws to disenfranchise minorities and Dem voters doesn’t have to swing an election to be shameful. > Slate

Wash Post: Did Trump win states like Wisconsin because more whites and fewer blacks actually voted?


Why did Trump win — and Clinton lose — the 2016 U.S. presidential election? That’s been debated widely, to understate the case. The Washington Post offers new data to show that shifts in which racial groups went to the polls may have made the difference in states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  >  Washington Post