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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Friday, 04 March 2022 11:21

vote-47-mbMaps adopted by Court on Thursday are still hyper-partisan and preserve a built-in advantage for one party, say Conservation Voters.


MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court adopted the “least change” version of Gov. Tony Evers’s legislative maps.

Civic Engagement Director Anjali Bhasin had this to say about today’s decision:

“While the Supreme Court ruled to adopt the better option under a “least change” framework today, these maps are still hyper-partisan and preserve a built-in advantage for one party.

The court’s decision earlier this year to use a “least change” approach ensured that the maps adopted will further unfairly entrench a hyper-partisan state legislature. This is a clear example of decision-making rooted in the desire to centralize and consolidate Republican single-party power without considering the will of the people and well-being of Wisconsinites, further eroding Wisconsinites’ ability to choose their own representatives.

Over the last decade, we have observed the perilous effects and impacts of gerrymandering on the lives of Wisconsinites especially when it comes to issues like clean air, clean water, and voter access. Overall, we are disappointed by the court’s decision to adopt maps that subvert the will of the people.”

You can access the court’s ruling here.

 
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