Rural Wisconsin voters swung for Trump and change, found frustration

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Just over a year ago this rural battleground region swung hard for Donald Trump in a clamor for political change.But today that frustration with politics appears undiminished and is aimed in all directions — including Trump’s. > USA Today

New book examines whether liberal elites are ‘clueless’ about the working class

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California law professor Joan C. Williams’ new book, “White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America,” dissects what can happen when the American dream appears to be withering before people’s eyes. One way it can go, she argues, is working people turning on other working people, which she says we’ve seen in Wisconsin. > Cap Times

Black voter turnout in Wisconsin declined by nearly one-fifth in 2016

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Turnout among black voters in Wisconsin dropped about 19 percent in the 2016 election from 2012, more than four times the national decline, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress. > Wisconsin State Journal

Trump’s popularity is falling in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan

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President Trump’s approval ratings have dipped in every state — even ones that won him the election. According to a survey of almost half a million Americans, a majority in 25 states and D.C. view the president unfavorably — including states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, which swung from Obama to give Trump the Electoral College votes to win. > Vox

Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin, Michigan

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CNN reported today that a number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump’s victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

 

Wisconsin a key state for Russian hacking

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There is increasing proof of widespread Russian cyber hacking. And yet there’s also evidence that certain states were targeted for more interference, and one of them was Wisconsin. Ultimately, key members of the state’s congressional delegation, namely Johnson, Ryan and Duffy, may be facing a raft of embarrassing questions over the situation. > Urban Milwaukee