Wisconsin

9 seats: 4R, 5D

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 4th (64%)
  • Victory Margin: 15th (33%)

Facts in Focus

  • The average margin of victory for Wisconsin's U.S. House seats in 2000 was 33%, which is 10% greater than in 1996. However the state still ranked 3rd in the "democracy index."
  • Wisconsin typically has high voter turnout 2000's was the highest since 1992.
  • 59% of voting age Wisconsin residents did not vote for the person who represents them in the U.S. House in 2000. Despite this number being high, Wisconsin ranks fifteenth among the states for the number of adults who vote for their U.S. Representative.
  • While 52% of Wisconsin voters cast ballots for Republican U.S. House candidates, only 44% of the House delegation are Republican. Conversely, 47% voted for Democrats in House races, and Democratic candidates won 56% of the seats.
  • 89% of Wisconsin's House races were landslides of 20% or more.
  • Each party suffered a seat change in 1998 as Tammy Baldwin (D) won in an open seat, while Mark Green (R) was the only Republican in the nation to defeat a Democratic incumbent. However, in 2000 there were no seat changes.


How Wisconsin ranked in 2000
 


 
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