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Madison—Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case regarding Wisconsin’s gerrymandered electoral map:
“Last year, a federal court agreed with the plaintiffs that Wisconsin had one of the worst cases of partisan gerrymandering in the country. Rather than redraw the maps like the court ordered, Wisconsin Republicans continue to waste taxpayer dollars on very expensive private attorneys to fight these unconstitutional maps.
“There is a silver lining—now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear the case, there could be a precedent set to end extreme partisan gerrymandering. Voters should be able to choose their representatives, not the other way around, and I have faith that the Supreme Court will do the right thing to help end the terrible polarization we see in both Wisconsin and across America.”