FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aaron White
La Crosse – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a decision on Gill v. Whitford, a case focused on the legitimacy of Wisconsin’s heavily gerrymandered legislative maps.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s statement is below:
“The keystone of our democracy is holding the power to choose our representatives – not the other way around. The U.S. Supreme Court’s delayed decision on fair voting maps is disappointing, but not the end of the fight.
Governor Walker and Wisconsin’s state government could solve this problem tomorrow by instituting an independent commission to re-draw fair legislative districts – but unfortunately, they lack the desire to promote fair elections in Wisconsin.”
When Wisconsin’s maps were redrawn in 2010, Rep. Kind strongly opposed the proposal and urged the Governor to veto it. Additionally, Rep. Kind has introduced the John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act to establish an independent, bipartisan redistricting commission to redraw congressional district lines once every ten years. Our neighbors in Iowa use this model, and it has ensured fair elections for years.