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Thu Jan 23, 2020, 02:44 PM

Wisconsin Republicans dismiss nonpartisan redistricting plan By SCOTT BAUER

Source: AP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) ó Democratic Gov. Tony Eversí plan to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw Wisconsinís electoral maps may put pressure on the Republicans who control the Legislature to consider an alternative plan, but it wonít force them to do anything differently next year and GOP leaders made clear they wonít change course.

The legal fight over Republican-drawn maps in Wisconsin in 2011 was one of the key gerrymandering cases that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court refused to hear the lawsuit, resulting in the current maps remaining in place despite Democratsí claim that they unfairly favor Republicans.

The Supreme Court later ruled last year in similar cases out of North Carolina and Maryland, shutting the door in federal court on gerrymandering arguments by essentially saying that states are free to draw electoral borders as they please.

Evers was part of a Democratic sweep of statewide offices in 2018 and Democratic candidates received more total votes than Republican ones in Wisconsinís U.S. House and state Assembly races that year. But Republicans won five of the eight U.S. House seats and 64 of the 99 state Assembly seats.

Read more: https://apnews.com/86670cf694caeffb440433abb2b8fed5

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Thu Jan 23, 2020, 04:22 PM

1. Is this a solution?

What if everyone joined the Republican Party, so that there would be both a liberal and conservative wing of one party. At least long enough to fix the gerrymandering.

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Thu Jan 23, 2020, 05:30 PM

2. In todays environment we would need every EMT within 50 miles standing by.

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