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Without Milurbia, Walker Would Have Lost Govenor's Race

Dane County is maligned on the right and revered on the left as the most potent electoral force in Wisconsin.

In fact, the lastest , says as much:

Election results show that there is Madison... and then there is most of the rest of the State of Wisconsin.

It's not true: By any measure, the most potent force in Wisconsin is Milurbia.

What is Milurbia? It's an area almost the exact size of Dane County to the west and north of Milwaukee. It consists of the suburban counties of Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee and has a population of 600,146, dwarfing Dane County's 491,357.

How powerful is this Milurbia?

In the last election for governor, if we magically took out Milurbia, we'd be talking about how Governor Barrett narrowly defeated Walker by 3,782 votes!

The same is true in the recent Supreme Court race: without Milwaukee Suburbia, Prosser would have lost by about six points or 85,561 votes.

What happens if we take out both Dane County and Milurbia? In the recent Supreme Court election, Kloppenburg would have won by even a larger margin: 671 votes!

Indeed, the election results show that there is Milurbia... and then there is most of the rest of the State of Wisconsin!

Published

April 7, 2011 - 10:58am

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