Stories tagged: "fair maps wisconsin"


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Wisconsin’s Attorney General is on the Ballot This Fall. But What Does He Do?

Abortion rights, public safety, the climate crisis, and more are on the ballot this November. So are Tony Evers and Tim Michels, plus Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes. But another, often overlooked race, can have just as big of an impact on your life as who we send to the Governor’s Mansion or the US Capitol.

The Most Common Mistakes That Get Wisconsin Voters Turned Away on Election Day

Don’t miss out on having your voice heard. Wisconsin’s Primary is Aug. 9, 2022.

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Given Veto Override Assistance by Two Supreme Courts, Wisconsin Will Have Republican-Drawn Maps for Another Decade

Wisconsin Supreme Court chooses GOP maps that eliminate one Black-majority Assembly district after the US Supreme Court ruled Gov. Evers’ maps aren’t “race-neutral” because they added a district.

The U.S. Supreme Court as seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Citing Too Many Black-Majority Districts, Conservatives on US Supreme Court Strike Down Evers’ New Maps

Republicans called it racial gerrymandering. State attorney general says it’s “back to the drawing board,” with less than a month until candidates for Legislature can start to file.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks during a July 2021 Assembly session. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Vos Defends Gerrymandering as ‘Constitutional Allowance’ In Hearing Over GOP Maps

Republican lawmakers proposed electoral maps that will maintain their gerrymandered majority established in 2011. 

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a press conference on April 13 where he demands Gov. Tony Evers accept severe restrictions on local health officials, schools, and the governor himself in exchange for tens of millions of dollars in federal supplemental COVID food aid. (Image via Wisconsin Eye.)
GOP Approves Resolution That Tries to Lock in Gerrymandering for Another Decade

The resolution declares it “the public policy of the state” that electoral maps change as little as possible.

Gov. Tony Evers signs an executive order on Jan. 27 authorizing the creation of a nonpartisan commission to draw fair maps for the next redistricting process. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Evers: Gerrymandering Allowed GOP to Abandon Wisconsin in the Depths of a Pandemic

Evers wants the next maps to return to rewarding compromise and service, rather than conflict, but a 2021 battle is expected.