July 8, 2015

The Washington Times: Group Of Wisconsin Democrats Sue Over 2011 Redistricting


By Associated Press

The Washington Times



MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of Democrats is asking a federal court to throw out Wisconsin’s legislative Assembly district map, claiming the 2011 lines were drawn to the advantage of Republicans and therefore are unconstitutional.

Twelve plaintiffs filed the complaint Wednesday, calling the redistricting map “partisan gerrymandering” at its worst.

“In the end, a political minority is able to rule the majority and to entrench itself in power by periodically manipulating election boundaries,” the complaint said. The state Government Accountability Board, which runs elections, is named as the defendant.


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July 8, 2015

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