Wisconsin Assembly voting on local redistricting delay

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 9:34 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Redistricting of local political boundary lines would be delayed a year or more under a bill in the Wisconsin Assembly backed by Republicans and local governments.

Under the bill up for Assembly approval Wednesday, county board and local aldermanic districts would remain the same next year rather than be redrawn based on the 2020 census, as current law requires.

The bill would not affect the timing of redistricting for congressional or legislative districts, which must be redrawn before the 2022 election.

Bill bakers say it’s innocuous and not designed to give anyone a partisan advantage. But Democrats and other critics say it would be unconstitutional.

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