November 22, 2023

Wisconsin Congressional Map Under Review as 2024 Election Heats Up

The Wisconsin Supreme Court held oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could play a major role in the 2024 election.

The battleground state is facing the potential of redrawing congressional boundaries in a move that could have national implications.

"Critics claim the state's current political maps are unfair and have led to Republicans having a lock on political power. The GOP holds a two-thirds supermajority in the state Senate and also outnumbers Democrats in the Assembly," the Washington Examiner reported.

"Democrats believe the gerrymandered maps do not reflect fair representation, and attorneys on behalf of 19 voters who represent the districts the Democrats want to recast argued the maps should be changed," it added.

"The Wisconsin high court heard oral arguments in a legal challenge over the state’s maps that was filed by Democratic voters just one day after liberal Justice Janet Protasiewicz kicked off her term," the Hill reported.

"The lawsuit argues the state’s legislative lines are 'unconstitutional' and 'extreme partisan gerrymanders that violate multiple provisions' of the state Constitution, and it urges for the entire legislative map to be redrawn," it continued.

State Republicans have threatened to launch impeachment proceedings against the new justice if she did not recuse herself from the case.

Other justices have spoken out against the attacks, claiming the impeachment effort would not be helpful for the state or the map redistricting effort.

The partisan battle's future is uncertain but appears to be headed toward at least some requirements for change likely to impact the upcoming election.

If so, expect more controversy in Wisconsin as conservatives ramp up attacks following the pushback from the left in the state.

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