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The democrats believe that rostbältet can determine the next presidential election

the Democrats have already, unusually early, announced that the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, becomes the residence of the party's unifying convention ahead of the presidential elections next year. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, one of the states that helped Donald Trump to be president in 2016. Wisconsin has long been a state where democrats had a less than advantage, so it was considered an upset to Trump won right there. His victories in the neighbouring states like Michigan and Iowa, where Barack Obama won the two previous elections, also signaled that the democrats got a new problem with the particular white voters in the northern united states. That the party now choose to place the important partikonventet in the next presidential elections in Wisconsin indicate that they do not want to repeat the same mistakes.

for the democratic kampanjkommitté, motivated the decision with that they wanted to place their convention in a state where there are many workers.

"We saw in last year's election what we can accomplish when we gather to invest in, and fight for working people, not least here in Wisconsin," said Perez.

Trump's victory in Wisconsin in 2016 was at the same time controversial, as the state's republican governor Scott Walker in recent years implemented a series of changes of röstlagar, which, according to experts on the voting system was designed with surgical precision to make it harder for democrats to vote. Among other things, shut down polling stations in black neighborhoods, at the same time that Walker and his republican partikollegor erected a series of new bureaucratic thresholds in order to receive a ballot, which disproportionately seemed to turn against ethnic minorities, and students.

the USA's foremost experts on voting rights in the united states, said in an interview with DN after the election to fifflandet with röstlagarna was the main reason that Donald Trump won in Wisconsin. On the day of the election was denied to 300,000 voters, who registered to vote, because they lacked a valid ID card. They came largely from the black areas in big cities that just Milwaukee, where the Republicans closed polling stations and an office for the ID card. Trump won in the state with less than 30.000 votes.

the Democrats believe they now have a tailwind in the region, after they won a series of important victories there in mellanårsvalet in november. Not least, they have now taken back such office becomes, which means that they can correct a part of the röstlagar that the republicans behaved. The party's last convention was in Philadelphia, Pennylsvania, another state that Hillary Clinton lost by a very small margin against Trump in 2016.

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