MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers vetoed the partisan Republican gerrymandered maps. Senate Bill 621 aimed to ensure Republicans in the Wisconsin State Legislature maintain their majority through extreme gerrymandering. Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton), a longstanding proponent for a fair and non-partisan map drawing process, applauded Governor Evers’ veto:

“Governor Evers said people should choose their elected officials, not the other way around. I agree with the governor, and the people of Wisconsin agree with the governor. Republicans want to solidify their grip on power for the next generation. Instead of fair and competitive legislative elections, Republicans want a guarantee that they will never lose.

“Republican continue to recycle unpopular and divisive policies. The only reason they are still in the majority is because they hand-selected their voters for the past ten years. Today, Governor Evers said ‘no’ to another decade of gerrymandered maps. My Republican colleagues need to wake up and stop distorting democracy for their own political gain. I’m glad to see SB 621 discarded into the dustbin of history.”

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