This is pretty much the only way modern Republicans can survive; through the use of voter suppression and tactics which disenfranchise urban voters. That "crush" of voters made a legitimate attempt to have their voices heard and the system failed them.
Was this done so that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker could continue to destroy the state of Wisconsin? Of course it was. And the people who voted to keep him office are going to get what they have coming to them--more unemployment, more corruption, and the shattering of any illusion that Wisconsin is bought and paid for.
Congratulations, Wisconsin. You're well on your way to becoming the playground of billionaires. Hope you like working for peanuts.