by Matthew Rothschild, Executive Director
September 20, 2017
Yesterday, Sept. 19, four more counties passed resolutions demanding an end to partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin and urging the adoption of a process of nonpartisan district map drawing like Iowa has.
The 29 counties account for more than half the population of Wisconsin, and there are plenty of “red” counties that are on board.
This is a bipartisan issue.
The people of Wisconsin are sick of the game being rigged by those in power.
This Sunday, at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association, that group will vote on passing its own resolution in favor of nonpartisan redistricting.
Then, on Oct. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the historic Wisconsin gerrymandering case. Last November, a panel of federal judges ruled that the partisan drawing of district maps by the GOP leadership in the legislature was “unconstitutional.”
Whichever way the U.S. Supreme Court rules, the people of Wisconsin have already spoken: Wisconsinites want fair maps and clean and open government.