After Dem sweep of statewide offices, evidence of Wisconsin’s gerrymandering seems obvious

Despite Democrats winning every statewide office on the ballot and receiving 200,000 more total votes, Republicans lost just one seat in Wisconsin’s lower house this cycle. Why? Democratic minority leader Gordon Hintz says: “The biggest obstacle remains gerrymandering. There are only a handful of districts that are remotely competitive.” > Isthmus

Has Wisconsin turned the page on Donald Trump?

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Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania were kind of a big deal on Nov. 8, 2016, handing Donald Trump the presidency. But Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania were also kind of a big deal on Nov. 6, 2018. This time the Democrats won big in all three. > Cap Times

 

Does Baldwin’s win – the largest in a top race in Wisconsin in 12 years – offer a road map for 2020?

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On Tuesday night, Tammy Baldwin earned the highest vote percentage of any candidate for governor or senator in Wisconsin since Democrat Herb Kohl won his fourth U.S. Senate term with 67.3 percent in 2006. Democrats looking to run against President Trump in 2020 might want to pay attention to what Baldwin did. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Six takeaways from Tammy Baldwin’s victory

Bombarded by ads that began last year, Wisconsin voters went again with Tammy Baldwin, a familiar figure who has been in public life for decades and has now built a personal brand that plays well around the state. Here are six takeaways from her campaign against Leah Vukmir. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tammy Baldwin trounces Leah Vukmir for second term

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin won re-election to a second term Tuesday with a victory over state Sen. Leah Vukmir that was decisive early enough to have AP call the race at 8:48 p.m. last night. Baldwin secured 55 percent of the statewide vote. > Wisconsin State Journal

Wedge Issues podcast: The final countdown 

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On the last episode of Wedge Issues before Election Day, WisPolitics reporter Briana Reilly joins Jessie Opoien to talk about the poll numbers for Walker-Evers, Baldwin-Vukmir and Schimel-Kaul — and what they’re watching in the days before Nov. 6. You can listen here.