http://blog.wisdc.org/2012/09/you-call-these-elections.html posted by Mike McCabe @ 11:20 AM Even before the smoking guns were found, it was obvious that Wisconsin Republicans took full advantage of the redistricting process last year and drew new district maps designed to tilt the electoral scales in their favor. The biggest losers, however, are not the Democrats. That distinction belongs to the [...]
Details come in emails released to Senate Democrats By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel Madison – Republicans might have prevailed in a lawsuit over election maps if their redistricting team had listened to one of its lawyers, new records show. Attorney Jim Troupis argued in July 2011 for maps that took into account citizenship [...]
Both sides of the aisle are disingenuous about Wisconsin’s rigged redistricting process. Wisconsin needs political reforms that will bring an independent legislative redistricting process and good government back to our state.
The 2010 Census kicked off the 2011 redistricting season, which determines how electoral district lines are drawn and, ultimately, who gets to represent the public in state capitols and Congress. But, this building-block of our democracy has traditionally been exploited for political gain.
Demand an accountable, transparent redistricting process.
Draw the Line Wisconsin is working to build greater public awareness of the importance of redistricting at all levels of government. We will encourage heightened citizen engagement in the redistricting process at all levels and equip citizens with the tools needed to critique the maps drawn by elected officials and offer alternatives to what the politicians develop. Learn more »