Stories tagged: "redistricting"


Proponents of non-partisan redistricting say non-politicians would draw political boundaries to be more compact and uniform as in Iowa. Wisconsin's district lines underwent significant and controversial changes after Republicans took over the process in 2011.
Evers’ Fair Maps Commission Keeps Working as GOP Cries for More Gerrymandering

The redistricting process will almost certainly end up in court. A Republican-backed proposal would automatically send all cases to the state’s conservative-controlled high court.

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.

Proponents of non-partisan redistricting say non-politicians would draw political boundaries to be more compact and uniform as in Iowa. Wisconsin's district lines underwent significant and controversial changes after Republicans took over the process in 2011.
Election Day Was Only the Start: The Fair Maps Fight Is Heating Up in Wisconsin

“The People’s Maps Commission is so people can see and courts can see how rigged the system is.”

Wisconsin puzzle map
Wisconsin Voters Have Been Screwed Over by Gerrymandering for Years. Will It Happen Again?

Rigged maps from 2011 lead to an Assembly and Senate out of whack with the people’s preferences nearly a decade later.

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: Redistricting in Public Will Happen

Public commission is a sharp departure from 2011’s gerrymandering and secrecy oaths

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers acknowledges the gallery during a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers at the Governor's State of the State speech, Jan. 22, 2020 (Photo © Andy Manis)
Evers Speech Puts Farmers First

'State of State' also includes a showdown over gerrymandering

Proponents of non-partisan redistricting say non-politicians would draw political boundaries to be more compact and uniform as in Iowa. Wisconsin's district lines underwent significant and controversial changes after Republicans took over the process in 2011.
Dems Say Let Voters Rule on Gerrymandering

GOP: Constitution let politicians draw maps. Critics: Let's change constitution