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State Supreme Court Tosses Democrats' Race-Based Election Map, Replaces It with Republican Alternative

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18.04.2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court delivered a serious blow to Democrats after rejecting the left’s redistricting map and adopting one drawn up by Republicans for the state’s upcoming elections.

The state’s highest court made its decision last week after the U.S. Supreme Court in March threw out the voting map for state elective offices drawn up by Wisconsin Democrat Governor Tony Evers.

With its 4-3 decision Friday, the state court issued its ruling so late that state Democrats will likely not have have time to try and fight the implementation of the Republican-crafted districting plan for the 2022 midterms, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Gov. Evers called the court’s ruling an “outrageous” and “unconscionable miscarriage of justice,” and went on to hyperbolically claim that “our democracy is under near-constant attack.” The court’s decision is actually a defense of democracy under the law.

BREAKING: Today’s redistricting decision by #SCOWIS is outrageous. At a time when our democracy is under near-constant attack, the judiciary has abandoned our democracy in our most dire hour. This is an unconscionable miscarriage of justice. My full statement here ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/jVjJpyr4AT

— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) April 15, 2022

Friday’s decision affects only state legislative offices, the Journal-Sentinel reported. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Evers’ plan for congressional districts in March.

While it seems a lock that the GOP voting plan will be used for the 2022 elections, the state Democrats are still mulling continued court challenges against the redistricting map for 2024, according to the Journal-Sentinel.

Despite apparently being stuck........

© Western Journalism


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