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Wisconsin Enacts New Congressional Maps After More Than a Decade of GOP-Gerrymandered Districts

HeadlineFeb 20, 2024

In Wisconsin, Democratic Governor Tony Evers signed into law new congressional maps, reversing the extreme Republican gerrymandering enacted under Governor Scott Walker in 2011. The move could give Democrats an edge in the swing state as the whole Wisconsin Assembly and half of the state Senate are up for reelection in November. Wisconsin Republicans agreed to the new maps rather than challenging them at the state’s liberal Supreme Court, which they worried could result in new district lines more favorable to Democrats. This is Governor Evers at Monday’s signing ceremony.

Gov. Tony Evers: “Wisconsin is not a red state. It is not a blue state. Wisconsin is a purple state. And I believe our maps should reflect that basic fact. I believe, as I’ve also said, often said, that the people should get to chose their elected officials, not the other way around.”

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