LETTER: Electing Democrats can restore fairness to voting district maps

To Ozaukee Press:

The power in Wisconsin state government is out of balance with all three branches of our government under one party’s rule.

This was planned and does not represent the population.

In 2010, Republican lawmakers paid a law firm $431,000 in taxpayer money to work in secret with a sophisticated computer to create boundaries ensuring Republican wins.

This is why the maps zig and zag.

They eliminated some areas and included others, based on the results of past elections, to give Democrats no chance of winning.

This is gerrymandering, and it’s not healthy, no matter who is in power.

It’s vote rigging.

It needs to end.

Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate for governor, and lieutenant governor candidate Mandela Barnes, as well as Democratic Assembly candidates, have advocated for non-partisan redistricting reform.

If you support fair representation in government, the Ozaukee County Assembly candidates to vote for are Chris Rahlf, District 60; Liz Sumner, District 23; and Emily Siegrist, District 24.

While Wisconsin’s notorious gerrymandering is still in litigation, the fastest way to level the field is to put the Democratic Party in play in Madison on Nov. 6.

As is the law, the maps will be drawn again after this election.

We the people deserve fairness when voting.

Tom Lohr
Grafton
                                                                                                                                            

 

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