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While Republicans will hold a supermajority in the Senate, they fell short in the Assembly — meaning they lack the necessary two-thirds majority in both chambers to override Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ vetoes.

Legislative Republicans will hold about 64% of the seats in the Assembly and 67% in the Senate in 2023. Since 1900, Wisconsin has voted for an equal number of Democrats and Republicans for president. But the Princeton Gerrymandering Project says, “Wisconsin is home to some of the most extreme partisan gerrymanders in the United States,” meaning Republicans — who drew the maps in 2010 and 2020—have outsized advantage in legislative races. 

As of Nov. 10, 2022, Republicans had won 63 of 99 seats in the Assembly, according to the New York Times, with one Assembly seat still undecided. 

On the Senate side, Republicans won 22 of the 33 seats, with one Senate seat still undecided. 


New York Times: Wisconsin Election Results: State Legislature

Marquette: Why Do Republicans Overperform in the Wisconsin State Assembly? Partisan Gerrymandering vs. Political Geography – Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Gerrymandering Project | Princeton: Wisconsin

270toWin: Wisconsin Presidential Election Voting History

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Hope Karnopp joined Wisconsin Watch as a reporting intern in May 2022. She is a journalism major and is pursuing certificates in public policy and environmental studies at UW-Madison. Hope previously covered state politics as an intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also works with the Daily Cardinal and hosts a radio segment about campus news for WORT-FM, which has been recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club.