A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds Governor Evers’ Veto of Bad Faith GOP Maps

MADISON, Wis. — A Better Wisconsin Together is applauding Governor Tony Evers for vetoing the disingenuous, last minute map submitted by GOP legislators to protect their gerrymander and stall the adoption of truly fair maps.

Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court deemed the current GOP-drawn state legislative maps unconstitutional. Instead of acting to pass fair maps that are up to constitutional standards, Republicans engaged in a desperate, last ditch effort to, as one Republican legislator said “… take our best shot at keeping the majority.”

“The GOP map vetoed by Governor Evers today was a desperate attempt from Republicans to delay fair maps and keep their gerrymander in place. State Republicans have now shown us time and time again that they will do whatever it takes to protect their political power over what is best for Wisconsinites,” said Mike Browne, deputy director of A Better Wisconsin Together. “We applaud the governor for using his veto power to stop this latest attempt from Republicans to dodge accountability at the ballot box.”

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A Better Wisconsin Together is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives and is an affiliate of ProgressNow.