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Common Cause’s Jay Heck explains why Wisconsin Republicans willingly pass Democratic governor’s voting maps



FILE - More than 100 opponents of the Republican redistricting plans vow to fight the maps at a rally ahead of a joint legislative committee hearing in the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

If no politician is completely happy and the fringes of both parties are mad, then it’s probably a good deal.

That sums up what Common Cause Wisconsin’s Jay Heck said Wednesday on La Crosse Talk PM, explaining the play by Republicans, who control the Legislature, to willingly pass Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ voting maps. 

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Heck also discusses why Republicans went this route, instead of rolling the dice on flipping the Wisconsin Supreme Court in two years and challenging the maps with potentially a conservative majority there.


It’s obvious why this is good for Democrats and Heck talks about why it’s a great deal for voters, but he is floated the idea that these maps are also good for Republicans.

There are, too, of course predictions on how the numbers will shape up and if Democrats can win a majority in the Legislature.

Common Cause Wisconsin is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that’s been working to hold “power” accountable through lobbying, litigation, and grassroots organizing.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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