By Malcolm McIntyre
Looking for another reason to support Tony Evers in his battle to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Consider this: The winner of the Nov. 6 general election has veto power over the redistricting that will take place in 2020. This means that if Evers wins he will serve as a check on the Republican legislature’s attempts to either keep the already grossly gerrymandered Congressional, state senate and state assembly districts in the state or even worse, any attempts to make them even more Republican-friendly (is that possible?).
Here is what Ballotpedia wrote in a recent post: “The winner of the general election will be involved in the state’s redistricting process following the 2020 census. Under Wisconsin state law, the state legislature is responsible for drawing new maps for U.S. House and state legislative seats following the completion of the census. The governor has the power to veto these district map proposals. Click here for more information on redistricting procedures.