By BECCA SCHIMMEL
The way district maps are drawn in Wisconsin could be impacting the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Cases of coronavirus are currently surging across the state, breaking records for Wisconsin. The White House Coronavirus Task Force now considers Wisconsin a “red zone.”
Despite the rise in cases and hospitalizations, most establishments are open and welcoming masked customers. Gov. Tony Evers recently extended a statewide mask mandate in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus. The governor has faced a backlash from the Legislature about his executive orders in the past and this time is no different.
David Daley is the author of a book on partisan gerrymandering. He says the sparring between Wisconsin’s Democratic governor and its Republican Legislature all leads back to gerrymandering.