By Patrick Marley

Gov. Tony Evers’ redistricting commission heard from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at its first meeting Thursday, as Republicans and Democrats squabbled over whether the panel’s work will be tainted by partisanship.

The Democratic governor has called for drawing election maps in a nonpartisan way, but the panel he has assembled tilts toward his party.

Three of the nine commissioners have donated to Democratic candidates (compared with one who has donated to Republican candidates). One of the judges who helped select the commissioners recently endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

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