“Jurisdictions representing about 80% of WI residents have passed referendums or resolutions in favor of fair maps.”
By Laura Schulte
When Republicans won the Legislature and governor’s office in 2010, the party was in the driver’s seat for a vital function: Redrawing district maps to account for population changes.
Those maps led to a range of lawsuits — which generally failed — accusing the GOP of unfairly gerrymandering districts to give the party an unfair advantage at the polls.
Ten years later, as we approach another round of redistricting, the political landscape has changed, in that Democrat Tony Evers now holds the governor’s office.
Has it changed more than that?