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Federal Judges: Wisconsin’s GOP Redistricting Maps Unconstitutional – NBCNews.com

In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of judges has struck down the new redistricting maps for the state of Wisconsin. Many feel the new map is far too partisan, guaranteeing that democrats will not have a fair shot at winning any upcoming election. The ruling is considered historic and may lead to more challenges of redistricting that have occurred in other states. It is the first time the state has been redistricted since 2010.

Key Takeaways:

  • A panel of three federal judges Monday struck down state house district maps drawn in 2011 by Wisconsin’s Republican controlled legislature.
  • Their lawsuit claimed that Republicans spread Democrats thin among some districts so that they could not achieve a majority.
  • if political motivation is improper, then the task of redistricting should be constitutionally assigned to some other body.

“Their lawsuit claimed that Republicans spread Democrats thin among some districts so that they could not achieve a majority.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-court-says-wisconsin-s-gop-redistricting-maps-unconstitutional-n686991