Despite what happened in Madison this week, Common Cause Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck says you are still likely to see redistricting in the state done by the courts. Earlier this week, Republican lawmakers from both chambers approved Senate Joint Resolution 63 which is calling for minimal changes to be made to the district maps that were last redrawn in 2011. The People’s Maps Commission created by Governor Tony Evers released their proposals on Friday to redraw the Assembly, Senate, and Congressional district lines. A Wisconsin State Journal analysis shows that even the new lines would not necessarily flip the majorities in favor of the Democrats. Heck maintains that it is unlikely the Democratic Governor and the Republican-held legislature will find a compromise before the issue comes before the courts.
The People’s Maps Commission is taking online feedback on their proposals until October 7th. Speaker Robin Vos is also taking input on district maps online until October 15th.