Following Donald Trump’s lead on The Big Lie – the one about how Trump really won the 2020 presidential election but it was stolen from him by Democrats, Republicans, Never Trumpers, election officials, secretaries of state, election volunteers, a vote tabulating machine company, Italy, and the long-dead Hugo Chavez – state GOP groups drawing redistricting maps insist that what they’re doing is on behalf of voting integrity after the “problems” in the last election (spoiler alert: there were no problems).
One of their most used strategies to promote “voting integrity” is to gerrymandering Democrats right out of office.
🚨BREAKING: in 4-3 decision, Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts new maps proposed by Democratic Governor Tony Evers. The court rejected maps from the GOP legislature and GOP members of Congress.
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) March 3, 2022
In Wisconsin, a state the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice carried in 2016 but lost in 2020, which makes it one of the states where Trump and his GOP cronies swear that illegal vote counting took place, attorney Marc Elias of Democracy Docket filed a lawsuit on behalf of voters over the congressional map Republicans drew there.
On Thursday, Elias and his organization announced a small win in Wisconsin. On the Democracy Docket website about the case, it says that:
‘The petitioners argue that the state’s current maps are malapportioned in violation of the constitutional principle of one person, one vote and ask the court to require that new maps are used for future elections. The suit also asks the court to intervene in the redistricting process in the event that either maps passed by the Legislature are challenged or the state government fails to enact new maps in time for the 2022 election. The Wisconsin Supreme Court granted the petition.’
Twitter was happy to hear about the win and thanked Elias for all the work he’s done to protect democracy. Some, however, noted the 6-2 split favoring Republicans that remains part of the gerrymandered map. Read some of their comments below: