MADISON, Wis. —In response to today’s decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court to adopt Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed redistricting map for state legislative and congressional maps, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement:
“Governor Evers ran on a promise to fight for fairer maps, and, with today’s state Supreme Court ruling, he delivered. While the Supreme Court’s decision to use the 2010 partisan gerrymander as a starting point means the work for fair representation continues, today’s ruling is a win for Wisconsin. By selecting the maps proposed by Gov. Evers, the Court rejected options that would further bolster the gerrymandered majority Republicans have used to hold our state hostage for the last decade.
“We’re grateful for Gov. Evers’ steady leadership, defense of democracy, and steadfast commitment to doing the right thing. We know the fight for fair maps is far from over, and we will continue to work to ensure that voters choose their politicians, rather than politicians choosing voters.”