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July 6th, 2011
2 Supermajority Latino Districts Created In Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Common Council just approved a redistricting map that would include two districts with what was described as a “supermajority” of Latino voter districts. According to JSOnline, 60% of the voting age population in these districts are Latino. JSOnline continues:

…the Milwaukee Common Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a redistricting plan that creates two strongly Hispanic aldermanic districts.

In both the 8th and 12th districts, on the near south side, the voting-age population would be more than 60% Hispanic. Both are now represented by white aldermen, Donovan and Ald. Jim Witkowiak.

The article goes on to say that there’s currently one alderman, Robert Puente, who is Latino and he represents a district that is majority African-American. We wrote previously that Latinos in Milwaukee were organizing to ensure their representation. What do you think, is it a fair representation?

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