Wisconsin State Journal Editorial Board
Voters in 11 more Wisconsin counties can, should and almost certainly will demand an end to gerrymandering this fall.
Every county across the state that has given its voters a chance to express themselves in advisory referendums has insisted that the politicians stop rigging legislative and congressional voting districts to their partisan advantage. That’s 17 counties so far, including liberal Dane but also conservative counties such as Lincoln and Winnebago. Voters in those counties have endorsed nonpartisan redistricting, similar to Iowa’s proven model, by two-thirds margins or more.
Now comes the Nov. 3 election, when voters in Adams, Bayfield, Brown, Crawford, Door, Dunn, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha, Rusk and Waushara counties will be asked to weigh in.
Every voter in these counties should vote “yes” when asked on their ballot: “Should the Wisconsin Legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional district plans and maps?”