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Democrats won a vital Wisconsin judgeship. But voting rights aren’t safe | David Daley

Until we address gerrymandering nationwide, the good news from Wisconsin could be a temporary victory

It’s been a long time since Wisconsin could feel anything close to hope.

More than a dozen years ago – when the first Harry Potter movie still played in theaters, and Katy Perry’s Firework and Bruno Mars’s Grenade topped the pop charts – Republican operatives and lawmakers locked themselves in a Madison, Wisconsin, law office and then locked themselves into power.

David Daley is the author of Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count and Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. He is a senior fellow at FairVote

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