Wisconsin Republicans pitch new legislative maps without showing Democrats

Wisconsin Republican state senators made a final attempt on Tuesday to avoid having new political maps in place reviewed by the state’s liberal Supreme Court.

Republicans introduced and passed new legislative voting maps they say are representative of the ones Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) filed to the Supreme Court. 

The state Senate was slated to vote on a bill that would have implemented an “Iowa-style” legislative redistricting process — putting the new maps in the hands of a nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau rather than the lawmakers. However, that bill’s original language was nixed and amended by Republican state Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu to include new maps. While LeMahieu said the maps were based on Evers’s, the maps were not reviewed by Democrats before the Senate floor session. 

GOP state Rep. Pat Snyder told Wisconsin
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