GOP Lawmakers Pledged Secrecy Over Redistricting

Republican lawmakers were told to ignore public comments and instead focus on what was said in private strategy sessions, according to a GOP memo that became public Monday.

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As legislative leaders secretly developed new election maps last year to strengthen their majority, Republican lawmakers were told to ignore public comments and instead focus on what was said in private strategy sessions, according to a GOP memo that became public Monday.

Other newly released documents also show almost all Republican lawmakers signed legal agreements promising not to discuss the new maps while they were being developed.

Public comments on this map may be different than what you hear in this room. Ignore the public comments,” the talking points also say.

[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

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