Ultimate Court Consents To Pay Attention Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case : The 2-Manner : Npr

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering CaseEnlarge this image toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state’s Republican-drawn map constitutes an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
The Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of race and congressional district-drawing, most recently last month when it rejected two North Carolina districts, as The Two-Way reported.
“It’s the first time in more than a decade that the nation’s highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party.
If Democrats come up just short in a lot of other districts, they’re saying they wasted those votes as well.
Here’s how Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio explained it:”The metric that they came up with they called the efficiency gap, and it measures what they call wasted votes.

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