Stories tagged: "Fair Maps"


Wisconsin Supreme Court
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.

Gov. Tony Evers speaks at a March 12, 2020 news conference. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Evers Unveils New Election Maps After Supreme Court Rejects His Nonpartisan Proposal

The maps would still give Republicans an advantage in Wisconsin elections, but not one as large as GOP-drawn maps.

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.

(Image by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Fair Maps Activists Lobby Lawmakers to Take the Redistricting Process Out of the Hands of the GOP-Led Legislature

Taking redistricting control away from politicians would pave the way for Wisconsin to have fair, competitive elections for the next decade, advocates say.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
How New Census Data Changes the Fight Over Gerrymandering in Wisconsin

Group files lawsuit seeking to ensure Wisconsin’s gerrymandered maps of the past decade aren’t used as the base for new lines.