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Gov. Evers vetoes GOP drawn maps

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Gov. Tony Evers visiting UW-Eau Claire Nov. 2 to talk about the People's Map Commission redistricting maps

MADISON (WQOW) - Governor Tony Evers has vetoed legislation passed by the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate to redraw legislative and congressional maps. Evers calls the maps drafted by the GOP-controlled legislature "gerrymandered maps modeled after the same gerrymandered maps we’ve had for a decade."

Evers has previously said he would veto maps drawn by the GOP-controlled legislature, instead favoring maps drawn by the People's Maps Commission, a panel he created to draw maps in a way that is considered nonpartisan.  

Every ten years following the census, legislative and congressional maps are redrawn to reflect changing populations. Wisconsinites have largely supported the maps being redrawn in a nonpartisan and "fair" manner, with 56 counties taking to referendums and resolutions to vote in support of this form of redistricting. 

The Associated Press reports that lawsuits over which maps will be used for the next decade are pending in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and federal court. 

Click here to see the proposed GOP maps. 

Evers announced the maps drawn by the People's Maps Commission on November 2, asking the state legislature to pass these maps as drafted. 

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