The maps would still give Republicans an advantage in Wisconsin elections, but not one as large as GOP-drawn maps.
By Christina Lieffring
Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday submitted revised maps after the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld legislative Republicans’ standard of maps with the “least changes” to the 2011 maps—a standard that was invented in September to ensure the next decade’s maps are just as gerrymandered as the last decade’s.
Evers’ announcement came after he abandoned maps created by his nonpartisan commission because they would not have complied with the Supreme Court’s “least changes” order. The new maps, according to Evers’ office, make fewer changes to existing boundaries than those drawn by Republicans. They would still provide the GOP with a significant advantage in elections, but they would prevent Republicans’ from obtaining a veto-proof supermajority in the Legislature.