Wisconsin Republicans Dealt Blow In Congressional Map Fight
A new legislative map of Wisconsin drawn by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) has been vetoed.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court received consultants' assessments of the proposed WILL maps in an effort to determine their fairness.
Those consultants, Jonathan Cervas and Bernard Grofman, said the new maps from WILL were “partisan gerrymanders.”
“Of the remaining plans, the [WILL plan] appears to have a substantial number of fails of the ‘bounded by’ constitutional criteria. We also note that both the Legislature’s plan and the [WILL plan], from a social science perspective, are partisan gerrymanders,” Cervas and Grofman wrote in their findings.
The Democrat governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, has vetoed the maps and also praised the report findings.
“The days of Wisconsinites living under some of the most gerrymandered maps in the country are numbered. While this is just one step in this process, today is an important day for the people of Wisconsin who deserve maps that are fair, responsive, and reflect the will of the people,” wrote Evers.
However, Republicans know there’s another reason for the veto.
“The report hides its bias behind a fog of faux sophistication. Let’s be clear, our maps have been rejected for one reason and one reason alone, they don’t produce the partisan outcomes the experts or many on the Court want,” said the President of WILL, Rick Esenberg in a recent statement.
Esenberg hit the nail on the head.
Democrats only want one thing -- their way.
If they think there is any chance something will benefit the GOP in anyway, they will go to hell and back to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Vetoing these new legislative maps is no different.
Wisconsin’s GOP still has one more opportunity to pass the proposed maps.
The matter will now be in the hands of the state’s highest court to make the final decision.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide by March 15 which maps will be selected.
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