'Gerrymandering gets the blame'

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Representative Loudenbeck posted an opinion piece attempting to "sell" their scandalous legislative actions as normal. Her letter appears to be written by a PR firm.

Loudenbeck refers to an "Extraordinary Session" for these terrible laws limiting the Governor and Attorney General when "Lame Duck" is the proper name. After 8 years of total control, the voters told the GOP that they wanted a change. Threatened by this possible trimming of their control, the GOP went dirty.

Loudenbeck attempts to portray her actions as honorable and in the best interests of the Wisconsin voters. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unfortunately, Loudenbeck is either delusional or a "tool" of Speaker Vos or worse, both. Remember, Loudenbeck is one of the legislators who voted to gut the Open Records law in July, 2015 in another "late night" dirty law scandal which caused a "firestorm" that made the GOP stop.

Perhaps that scandal was used as a "what not to do" primer for this scandal. Loudenbeck is not credible when it comes to "late night" legislation and appears to be only interested in maintaining the GOP power status quo regardless of what the voters want.

The "Lame Duck" session's terrible laws are a result of the extreme gerrymandering that the GOP has placed on Wisconsin. The Dems won nearly 54% of the statewide vote, but only 33 reps out of 99.

The GOP passed these laws because they could. This deplorable situation has to change and a logical redistricting of Wisconsin is now required.

Robert Oblak

Walworth

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