Redistricting Category Archive

  • Republicans Reject Attorney General Effort to Comply With Law They Passed

    GOP legislators agreed to confidentiality when leaders rigged district lines, now reject effort to comply with law they passed.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/28/2019
  • Secrecy Speaker Robin Vos Says He Won’t Talk in Lawsuit Over Rigged Legislative Districts

    Robin Vos won’t talk in connection with a lawsuit filed over his and state Republicans’ rigging of state legislative district lines.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/21/2019
  • Are Wisconsin GOPers Blocking Elections To Protect Their Gerrymander?

    “The elections would create pressure points for people,” Scot Ross, executive director of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now, told TPM.

    Talking Points Memo, 03/26/2018
  • Supreme Court Gerrymandering Case: Wisconsin and Beyond

    Supreme Court gerrymandering case focusing on Wisconsin raises the issue of defending voting rights against voter suppression. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.

    MSNBC, 10/08/2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Wisconsin Redistricting Case

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now accused Republicans of pursuing appeals for their own self-interest, not to serve the cause of electoral fairness.

    Lakeland Times, 06/23/2017
  • Reaction to Court’s Decision to Hear Redistricting Case

    "Wisconsin Republicans have put their own political interests before everything else with their manipulation of the rules on voting."

    Associated Press, 06/19/2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Wisconsin Republicans Rigging Legislative District Lines for Their Own Political Benefit

    Wisconsin GOP Pursuit of Political Power and Unfair Partisan Advantage ‘Undermines the Integrity of Our Elections and Shakes the Foundations of Our Democracy’

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/19/2017
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Voter Suppression

    With Scott Walker leading the charge, Wisconsin Republicans have systematically sought to make voting more difficult and manipulate state law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/10/2015
  • Special Interest Shenanigans in 21st Assembly District

    We know from news reports and court documents that Jessie Rodriguez's boss and the head of groups that have spent big money trying to get her elected were given special access to redistricting maps before they were made public.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/15/2013
  • State Will Not Have to Pay Redistricting Case Fees

    Mike Browne, OWN spokesperson, criticized the “shady” redistricting process as an “anti-democratic disaster.”

    Badger Herald, 04/30/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now Demands Republican Legislators Come Clean on Destruction of Records

    MADISON, Wis. — Amid allegations and a court investigation of the possible illegal destruction of hundreds of thousands of records related to state Republicans’ redrawing of legislative districts, One Wisconsin Now Executive...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/25/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now Files Federal Elections Commission Complaint Against Rep. Paul Ryan

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now today filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging U.S. Representative and GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is improperly using Congressional campaign funds to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Files Ethics Complaint Against Robin Vos, Bob Ziegelbauer Over Free Legal Fees

    MADISON, Wis. — State Reps. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) Bob Ziegelbauer (I-Manitowoc) violated state ethic laws by accepting free legal counsel related to their efforts to join a lawsuit over the state’s Jim...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/17/2012
  • Redistricting Maps Shared With Former Assembly Speaker Jensen

    Three days before new election maps were made available to the public, Republicans supplied copies of some of them to former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, who now heads a group that spends...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/16/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Statement on GOP Redistricting Secrecy Pledge

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne made the following statement regarding regarding reports that nearly every Republican state legislator signed a “secrecy pledge”, agreeing not talk about the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/06/2012
  • Fitzmandering: GOP Creates Terrible Redistricting Mess

    Harsh words from the Tomah Journal about the Republican redistricting fiasco they call a ‘war on voting’: Wisconsin used to have one of the nation’s most efficient, honest and voter-friendly election systems...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/17/2012
  • GOP Redistricting Fiasco Gets Worse

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on the fiasco caused by the Republicans rush to try and rig election districts in the redistricting process....

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/11/2012
  • Judges Again Rule for Democratic Group in Redistricting Case

    In a scathing ruling, a three-judge panel decided for the third time Tuesday that a Democratic group has a right to an array of information on how Republican lawmakers drew new legislative...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/03/2012
  • Republican National Committee Got Preview of Legislative Maps

    An aide to a top lawmaker gave sworn testimony last week that new legislative maps approved this year were not meant to increase the Republican majority in the Legislature but were nonetheless...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/28/2011
  • Republican Senator Schultz to Vote Against Recall Changes.

    Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) told the Associated Press on Monday that he would not votefor a bill introduced on Friday by Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) that would immediately put into...

    Dane 101, 10/30/2011
  • Legal Fees Soar for Wisconsin Taxpayers Over Bargaining, Redistricting | GOP Skips Bids, Pays Up to $395 Per Hour

    The Capitol battles over union bargaining and political redistricting proposals have paid off for one group: politically connected GOP lawyers. So far this year, two firms with strong Republican connections have racked...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/20/2011
  • Walker Signs Legislation to Redraw District Boundaries

    As elections took place Tuesday in six state Senate districts, Gov. Scott Walker privately signed legislation to redraw their boundaries along with the remaining legislative districts. Walker waited until nearly the last...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/09/2011
  • Suit Argues Redistricting Maps Are Unconstitutional

    A group of residents asked a federal court to throw out new legislative and congressional maps on Thursday, a day after lawmakers approved them. The lawsuit argues the new maps violate the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/21/2011
  • Redistricting Doesn’t Affect Madison

    In Madison, however, it looks like changes will be minimal, most likely because the GOP figured the city and the surrounding area were a lost cause when it comes to redrawing boundaries....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/13/2011
  • Editorial: Fitzmandering

    By designing state redistricting maps that seem to be aimed at keeping Republicans in power, GOP legislators led by Jeff Fitzgerald in the state Assembly and his brother Scott Fitzgerald in the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/12/2011
  • How the GOP Redistricting Plan Protects 3 Republican State Senators

    To appreciate how the GOP’s new legislative redistricting plan protects the party’s incumbents, take a look at three state Senate districts in southeastern Wisconsin that have a recent history of competitive elections....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/11/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Republican Partisan Election Map Scheme

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the Republican closed-door redistricting scheme, which has produced partisan election maps drastically altering existing legislative districts across...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/07/2011