Today, Governor Tony Evers vetoed AB 369, a bill that would have delayed until 2023 the implementation of new districts for counties and municipalities. The bill passed the state legislature in a party-line vote last month.
“Governor Evers has taken an important stand against gerrymandering by vetoing AB 369. The maps drawn ten years ago in Wisconsin were among the most gerrymandered in the country — and we continue to see the effects,” said All On The Line Wisconsin State Director Elizabeth Treviño.
“Keeping the existing maps for another election cycle — despite new Census data that demonstrates the districts no longer have equal numbers of residents — would prevent Wisconsinites from having fair representation at the county and municipal levels. The COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 Census data delay should not be used as a pretext to delay redistricting at any level,” Treviño continued.