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The Wisconsin “Iowa” model for drawing voting maps with political scientist Dr. Ed Miller



FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, left, and Wisconsin Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton, right, look on as Gov. Tony Evers delivers his State of the State address at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Gov. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Political science professor emeritus, Dr. Ed Miller, of UW-Stevens Point, an expert in Wisconsin’s history of political maps and the state Supreme Court, joins, as Republicans on the Legislature vote to adopt a new system for drawing districts, while at the same time discussing impeaching a state Supreme Court justice that could rule and force the current maps to be redrawn.

In 2000, Miller explains how he was part of a group the SCOWIS brought in to create a mechanism for drawing maps when state government deadlocks.

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The unveiled system is touted as the “Iowa model.” Miller explains the Iowa model — its advantages and flaws — and how this Wisconsin GOP plan is different.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos haphazardly announced a news conference Tuesday, calling for a recess in the middle of a voting sessions, to announce this “Iowa” model. He then gave the Legislature 48 hours to vote on it with no public input.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Kent A Porter

    September 17, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Get rid of the CORRUPT MAPS AND VOTE , THAT WAY NEITHER SIDE CAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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