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View Diary: Wisconsin, Part 2: The General Assembly (11 comments)

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  •  Can you show your work? (0+ / 0-)

    This has some pretty mind-boggling results to someone familiar with Wisconsin politics. For instance, I don't know how the city of LaCrosse (AD95) or the African-American areas of Racine (AD61) could be considered strongly Republican. Similarly, I can't see how the white-flight Milwaukee suburbs in AD82 could be considered D+11.

    Also, the African American VRA districts don't clock in until number 8, which is highly unusual that they wouldn't be the most Democratic districts in the state.

    •  Yeah, absolutely (0+ / 0-)

      I actually found that the dynamic spreadsheet I was using hadn't been so "dynamic" in a few places, and as a result, failed to calculate some things correctly.  I'll be posting an update tomorrow with corrected data.

      Thanks for raising the questions!

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      by MattFromVermont on Tue May 17, 2011 at 09:22:07 PM PDT

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      •  what do you think (1+ / 0-)
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        of vermont's single payer push? They are taking the fight beyond PPACA :)

        •  I'm proud of my state (1+ / 0-)
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          And part of why I started this project is that state legislatures are going to be the proving grounds for progressive policy - we can't expect to enact major national reform unless we can show that it works at the state level first - and to do that, we need to be a lot more on top of our state district analysis

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          by MattFromVermont on Wed May 18, 2011 at 10:12:45 AM PDT

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