Common Cause Wisconsin is just one of the groups hoping their push for redistricting reform in the state will finally bear some fruit. Governor Tony Evers announced during his State of the State address earlier this week his intention to set up a non-partisan commission to redraw voting maps in 2021. Democrats believe the commission would help allieviate alleged gerrymandering in 2011 while Republicans say the commission could be unconstitutional. Common Cause Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck says the move to establish the commission could lead to better maps whether their efforts are approved or not.
Wisconsin's voting district maps were the subject of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, but it was thrown out when its justices ruled that claims of partisan gerrymandering were beyond their reach.