A Better Wisconsin Together Commends Wisconsin State Supreme Court for Continuing Progress Toward Fair State Legislative Maps

MADISON, Wis. — Following a December 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that the state’s current GOP-drawn state legislative maps are unconstitutional, court-appointed independent experts last night released their analysis of maps submitted by parties in the case.

According to the independent experts’ reports, the maps submitted by Republicans and right-wing intervenors Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) were obvious partisan gerrymanders.

“While it has long been obvious that GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin are desperately trying to hold onto power by stopping the adoption of fair maps, we now have confirmation from independent redistricting experts that the maps drawn by Wisconsin Republicans and their right-wing allies are blatant partisan gerrymanders,” said Mike Browne, deputy director of A Better Wisconsin Together.

The analysis reports made public yesterday will be considered by the Wisconsin Supreme Court as the justices exercise their power to institute maps that are fair, unbiased, and up to constitutional standards.

“With these expert analyses now at their disposal, the Wisconsin Supreme Court can keep moving the state forward in replacing the unconstitutional maps in a timely manner, so that Wisconsin voters do not have to suffer through another election under maps that violate our ability to have a fair say in decisions that impact our lives,” said Browne. “We’re thankful the court majority is giving fair maps a fair shot in Wisconsin.”

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