GOP redistricting separated Fitzgerald brothers – who live 13 miles apart – into different congressional districts. Democrats put them back together again.
It’s a subtle but potentially significant result of the fierce redistricting battle that wrapped in April with a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision giving the GOP significant political victories.
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INTERACTIVE MAP: See how Wisconsin’s congressional districts were changed in the redistricting process, right down to the municipality
Ryan Weichelt, a professor of geography at UW-Eau Claire who specializes in redistricting, built this interactive map that shows the changes.
Democrats’ sole redistricting victory: Paul Ryan’s old congressional district in southeastern Wisconsin
At some point in the next decade, the changes might shake things up in a district Paul Ryan represented for 20 years, and one Republicans have held since 1995.
Little change to 3rd Congressional District that includes La Crosse, Eau Claire as GOP blocked from undoing gerrymandering blunder
But it’s still trending red as Republicans look to flip a district the retiring Ron Kind held for 25 years.
REDISTRICTING RECAP: More Republican gerrymandering for now. But hope remains for pro-democracy proponents, Democrats
While Wisconsin Supreme Court gave Republicans major wins, 2023 election could reverse them.
After receiving tens of millions from federal government for internet upgrades, big telecom companies ask state for millions more
Local companies and co-ops have done more for rural broadband expansion in Wisconsin, experts say
Different, and some would say more effective, election frameworks exist. Some are starting to emerge in the U.S. One is proportional representation.
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The Evjue Foundation and La Crosse Community Foundation each awarded $5,000 for investigative journalism.