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Democrat Evers delivers expected veto of Republican-drawn redistricting

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Created: November 18, 2021 12:12 PM

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has followed through on his promise to veto the Republican-drawn redistricting plans, calling the maps "gerrymandering 2.0."

Evers, who is up for reelection next year, had vowed to not sign the bills that only strengthen GOP majorities under maps that Republicans enacted a decade ago.

In a video statement announcing his veto Thursday, Evers tied the Republican redistricting plan to Republican allegations of wrongdoing in the 2020 election.

"I will protect the right of every eligible voter to cast their ballot. I will defend our democracy, our elections, and the people who do this work every day. And I will fight for nonpartisan redistricting to be the law of the land as long as I’m governor," Evers said.

Republican legislative leaders had not commented on the veto as of midday Thursday.

There are lawsuits pending in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and federal court. Now that Evers has vetoed the maps, attention will turn to the courts where the maps for the next decade ultimately will be determined.

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