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La Crosse County Dem chair says divided rule in Madison calls for compromise

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Wisconsin’s elections, earlier this month, didn’t change much about state government.

The chair of the La Crosse County Democratic Party, William Garcia, predicts two more years of gridlock in Madison between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and a solidly Republican state Legislature. 

Garcia said Monday on WIZM’s La Crosse Talk that Republicans continue to falsely claim that elections in Wisconsin and elsewhere are crooked, or managed badly.

“In what world do we elect Tony Evers governor, and then we send only one-third of Democrats to the legislature?” Garcia asked. “The gerrymandered maps have thrown everything completely out of whack.”

Garcia added that the two parties have to work together in divided government and elected leaders must be more willing to “reach across” the aisle to compromise with their opponents.

He said gerrymandering districts to help one party stay in power encourages candidates for state office to take extreme positions to attract the most extreme voters in their respective parties.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. John Q Public

    November 29, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Compromise meaning to a democrat is and always has been my way or no way.

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