Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Existing Districts Appropriate for Recalls

The GOP wrote the law so that the new maps took effect in the fall 2012. For obvious reasons, those same Republicans now facing recall would like to run in new districts. The courts shouldn't let them.

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For pure political brazenness, the new legislative and congressional maps drawn by Republicans may be without parallel in Wisconsin.

Today’s topic is whether Republicans should now be allowed to change the rules so that their “new and improved” district maps can be used in the expected recall elections next year. We don’t think they should.

Republicans wrote the law so that the new maps took effect immediately for representation but not until the fall of next year for elections. For obvious reasons, some of those same Republicans now facing recall would like to run in the new districts. The courts shouldn’t let them.

[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

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