Redistricting Boosts Wisconsin GOP in 2012

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 09:19 AM

By Caroline Rawls

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Republicans in Wisconsin can breathe a little bit easier today now that redistricting has turned a major battleground district into a securely Republican seat, reports The Weekly Standard.

One of the biggest changes in the new redistricting bill signed into law yesterday by Gov. Scott Walker is the adjustment of Republican Alberta Darling’s current state senate district.

Though George W. Bush won Darling’s current district by 7 points in the 2004 presidential election, that margin jumps to 23 points in the redrawn district, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Another major battleground district, currently help by Democrat Jim Holperin, became two percentage points more Republican according to the same report.

The bill is facing legal challenges from Democrats, but state Republicans insist it meets the criteria for redrawing district lines under Wisconsin law. And should a legal challenge even reach the state supreme court, the court’s 4-3 conservative majority would be unlikely to overturn the law.

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