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Partisan Gerrymandering & Voter Suppression in Wisconsin


The Madison Public Library Foundation hosted Partisan Gerrymandering & Voter Suppression in Wisconsin, an online lunchtime workshop, on Tuesday, February 23. The speaker, Douglas M. Poland, a partner at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Election & Political Law Team explained how partisan gerrymandering dilutes the power (and therefore suppresses votes) of Wisconsin voters, and why it is such a severe threat to representative democracy in Wisconsin, regardless of which political party employs it to gain and hold political power. He also addressed other forms of voter suppression in Wisconsin that have effectively prevented hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters from expressing their choices at the ballot box.

This free event, which was moderated by Madison estate planning attorney and foundation board member Jennifer Hannon, was recorded and you can watch the event online here.

Feb 2, 2021