Monumental case could set national standard for election fairness
MADISON, WI – The U.S. Supreme Court announced today they will hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s legislative district lines which Republicans have used to suppress Democratic voters. The case could have major national implications by setting a new standard for election fairness.
“Democrats believe every voter deserves to have their voice heard,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “Republican efforts to suppress voters, restrict voting rights and rig elections through gerrymandered maps have already been ruled unconstitutional by multiple courts. Regardless of the outcome in this case, we must remain committed to promoting election fairness, protecting voter rights and preserving our shared democratic values. Democrats will continue to champion non-partisan redistricting reform to empower citizens and restore fairness to our election process.”
Wisconsin legislative districts have been described as “one of the worst partisan gerrymanders in modern American history.” Even though State Senate Democratic candidates won a majority of votes in 2016, Republicans expanded their majority due to the partisan gerrymandered district lines.
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