MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) – Governor Walker has quietly signed new redistricting maps into law.
“The maps passed by the Legislature meet the criteria laid out by the courts including communities of interest, fair minority representation and compact, contiguous districts,” his press secretary Cullen Werwie said in a one sentence statement.
Democrats have challenged the maps in court, claiming that they give an advantage to incumbents. Three federal judges have already refused to step in and re-draw the maps. Another lawsuit is still pending.
The maps re-draw legislative and congressional district boundaries. In particular, the Democratic strongholds of Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids have been moved out of the 7th congressional district and into the 3rd congressional district.