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Voters Sue for Fair Maps in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a group of voters sued Wisconsin to ensure the state enacts new district maps before the next election cycle. The release of new census data yesterday, which illustrated the population and demographic shifts in the state over the last decade, has made the current congressional and legislative maps unconstitutionally malapportioned, the complaint alleges.

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Voter Suppression Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed bills on Tuesday that would have limited absentee voting options in Wisconsin. The legislation, which was sent to his desk by the Republican-controlled Legislature, would require all absentee voters to provide photo ID when voting. It would also impose new ID requirements for “indefinitely confined” voters, or voters who cannot get to the polls themselves.

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