MADISON -- Gov. Tony Evers [Tuesday] filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit before the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenging the state’s current legislative maps.
“My commitment to the people of Wisconsin remains the same—I believe that the people should get to choose their elected officials, not the other way around, and that includes making sure legislators cannot abuse their power and manipulate the redistricting process to try and keep their power,” said Gov. Evers. “Wisconsinites deserve fair maps—not the gerrymandered maps we have now that I already vetoed two years ago—and I will not stop fighting until we have a fair, independent, and nonpartisan redistricting process that ensures the people get to choose their elected officials in this state.”
Gov. Evers, represented by Attorney General Josh Kaul, filed a motion today to become a party in the legislative redistricting litigation pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2023AP1399-OA. The motion filed before the Wisconsin Supreme Court today explains the governor is a proper party in reapportionment matters, and that his intervention is warranted in this case.
“The extreme gerrymandering of our legislative maps has shifted power from where it ultimately belongs—with the voters—to the legislators who have drawn the maps,” said Attorney General Kaul. “It’s time for Wisconsin to have fair maps and to return the power to set our legislative agenda to Wisconsin voters.”