Stories tagged: "Gerrymandering"


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.

(Image by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
New Political Maps Will Pit Some GOP Lawmakers Against Each Other

But the home of one lawmaker who doesn’t live in his district will still be located outside his boundaries.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
State Supreme Court Chooses New Political Maps Still Heavily Skewed to Republicans

By choosing Evers’ modified option, court rules 4-3 against GOP efforts to tilt the maps even further from statewide voter makeup.

Gov. Tony Evers at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. (Photo by Melina Mara - Pool/Getty Images)
‘We Have a Record to Run On’: Evers Confident Going Into 2022

In a year-end interview, Gov. Tony Evers reflects on GOP attacks on elections, ongoing struggles with COVID-19, and the fight against gerrymandering.

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), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a July 2021 press conference. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
GOP Rams Through Gerrymandered Maps, Which Evers Has Said He Will Veto

Maps drafted by Evers’ nonpartisan citizen commission also fail in a bipartisan rebuke, ensuring the battle will go to the courts.