Wisconsin ends GOP gerrymander

Gov. Tony Evers signed "fair maps" he drew after the state Supreme Court struck down the old district lines as unconstitutional

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers
Democrat Tony Evers signed new legislative maps he drew after the state Supreme Court struck down the old district lines as unconstitutional
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) on Monday signed new legislative maps he drew after the state Supreme Court struck down the old district lines as unconstitutional. Republicans, who have dominated the state legislature since drawing heavily gerrymandered districts in 2011, approved the maps last week. Now, 46 of the 99 Assembly districts lean Republican, 45 lean Democratic, and eight are tossups, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis.

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