Wisconsin—one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation thanks to Republicans—has seen an improvement in its congressional map, in part because of the NDRC’s work to break Republican trifecta control (when a single party has total control of the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature) of the state, defeat Scott Walker in 2018 (!), and elect Democratic Governor Tony Evers. Redistricting in Wisconsin is typically accomplished through the ordinary legislative process, but Gov. Evers’ veto of proposed Republican gerrymanders forced a court to adopt maps in 2022.
While the state’s new congressional map is an improvement from 2011, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ultimately adopted the Republican-controlled Legislature’s gerrymandered maps for state Senate and Assembly. The NDRC is supporting fair maps champion Gov. Evers’ re-election bid in 2022, as well as candidates in the state Senate and state Assembly.
For the 2022 elections in Wisconsin, we are targeting the following: Governor, State Senate, and State Assembly
How Our Fight Continues
Thanks to the grassroots movement for fair maps, we have maps in place that are far more fair than they would have been if Republicans had been allowed to gerrymander unchecked this past redistricting cycle. But if the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that our fight to protect free and fair elections is far from over. Redistricting has always been part of the larger fight to protect our democracy. The stakes are far too high to stand by the sidelines.
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Your vote is your voice—and your voice is powerful. Check your voter registration, and make sure you have a voting plan—including when, where, and how you will vote.
General Election Voter Registration Deadlines:
– By Mail: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (postmarked)
– Online: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
– In Person: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Wisconsin offers same-day voter registration)
Looking for ways to get involved? Head over to Wisconsin Democrats right now for volunteer opportunities.
Wisconsin Democrats: wisdems.org
Will you pitch in right now to help us keep up the fight to protect our democracy?