by David Hawkings, The Fulcrum
MADISON, Wis — Wisconsin’s Democratic governor has an idea — at once innovative and as old as time — for combating the gerrymandering he expects next year from the Republicans running the Legislature: He hopes to embarrass them to do the right thing.
On Monday he ordered the creation of an independent commission to show how the state’s political lines could be drawn to promote political competition and minimize ridiculous contours. Once that work is done, Gov. Tony Evers said, he’ll dare the GOP powers in Madison to spurn those nonpartisan maps in favor of their own.
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