In the post-mortem that followed 2016, one state was singled out as having pushed Trump over the electoral finish line: Wisconsin. Winning Wisconsin is the story of how one state’s fight for its own political identity changed the country -- and how, four years later, it might be poised to do so again.
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Four years later, the Democrats reassembled the "blue wall" and America's Dairyland is poised to reprise its role as the tipping-point state. But Wisconsin's incredibly tight margins point to an increasingly thorny path ahead, not just for the state, but for the nation as a whole.
In a state with split-ticket voters and historically tight margins, every single vote is up for grabs. With only one week until election day, Grace takes us to the most contentious areas in the state, to see which messages are resonating on the ground.
As much as Wisconsin’s dairy farmers are a microcosm of rural America’s struggle, so too is the deeply segregated city of Milwaukee a microcosm of racial inequality in this country. But in the 2016 post-mortem, only Milwaukee was blamed for its drop in voter turnout. This week, Grace takes us to 53206, one of the country's most incarcerated zip codes -- and the heart of Milwaukee's homegrown Democratic organizing.
It started out good but after awhile the liberal bias was SO obvious. C'mon man, keep it unbiased. BTW, we are NOT in our third wave of the 'rona. This is our FIRST wave, it really wasn't even here until September. While we may be in the top five in new cases, our death rate is 42nd in the country.
Fine report on a state that is often overlooked but is an important foundational one for our country.
As the world is changing so rapidly we need stable places like Wisconsin.
I love this podcast, love this host. As a foreigner it helps me understand the political weird mess that is the United States. And I hope we really are able to win Wisconsin!