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Group calls for fairness in drawing Wisconsin's voting maps

Published: Mar. 7, 2017 at 10:14 PM CST
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A non-partisan group in Northeast Wisconsin hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday in downtown Green Bay to discuss redrawing Wisconsin's state and congressional districts.

A local division of Citizen Action of Wisconsin hosted the meeting at Kavarna, encouraging legislation they say would bring fairness and transparency to Wisconsin elections.

"Really we're trying to bring awareness to the fact that people's votes aren't actually counting equally in the state of Wisconsin and federal courts actually found it unconstitutional," Lindsay Dorff of Citizen Action Northeast Wisconsin said.

The state maps drawn up in 2011 were deemed unconstitutional by a panel of federal judges late last year, saying they unfairly favored Republicans.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel appealed that ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court late last month.