MADISON, Wis. — Today, Gov. Tony Evers vetoed Republican-backed redistricting maps that would’ve gerrymandered the legislature in their favor for another decade.
Gov. Evers has been clear that Wisconsinites should get to choose their elected officials, not the other way around. A decade ago, Republican lawmakers and lobbyists locked themselves behind closed doors in a private law office and re-designed Wisconsin’s electoral maps without any public input.
Ten years later, Wisconsin Republicans have now used their already gerrymandered grip on power to shove through another round of un-democratic redistricting maps that would guarantee them legislative majorities for another decade. These maps are a copy and paste version of the same gerrymandered maps Republicans have imposed on Wisconsin for a decade now.
After living under a decade of Republican gerrymandering, it’s time that Wisconsin receives the fair maps it deserves. That’s why Gov. Evers vetoed these gerrymandered maps.
See below for a roundup of coverage on Gov. Evers’ vetoes.
Associated Press: Democrat Evers vetoes Republican-drawn redistricting
Wisconsin State Journal: Evers vetoes GOP-drawn maps, setting up court battle over next 10-year boundaries
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Evers vetoes Republican redistricting plans, sending maps to Wisconsin Supreme Court
Wisconsin Examiner: Evers vetoes Republican maps, moving fight to state Supreme Court