2 Sides In Wisconsin Voter-Map Lawsuit Remain At Odds
The two sides in a lawsuit over two Milwaukee voting districts have failed to agree on a new set of election maps that would comply with a recent federal court order.
The disagreement stems from new election boundaries, which are redrawn every 10 years to account for population growth and shifts. The latest maps were drawn by Republican lawmakers and signed into law last year.
Democrats and a Latino-rights group sued the state elections board. The plaintiffs said the maps split up a Hispanic district in Milwaukee, making it harder for residents to elect Latino officials.
Federal judges ruled that the two sides should collaborate to redraw the boundary. The parties said Tuesday they couldn’t reach agreement, and are submitting their individual suggestions for the court to review.