10/20/11 – Wisconsin Republicans cannot use the new legislative boundaries they drew to try-and-gain an advantage in Senate recall elections early next year. The Government Accountability Board ruled yesterday that the old districts drawn a decade ago will be in place until the fall of 2012. And the new maps will take effect then, unless they’re thrown out in court beforehand. Democrats plan to start gathering signatures next month to recall G-O-P Governor Scott Walker, as well as an undetermined number of Republican senators. The Democrats say it behooves them to try-and-win back control of the Senate early next year – if only for a few months before the normal elections in the fall. Republicans say they’ll target Democratic senators, to try and increase their one-vote majority.