The Cap Times: Plaintiffs in Wisconsin's redistricting suit ask judges to consider election results


Ruth Greenwood, deputy director of redistricting with the Campaign Legal Center, a D.C.-based law group advocating for the maps to be overturned, said preliminary election results prove that the efficiency gap model is accurate.

"It shows that it's an extreme partisan gerrymandering," she said, adding that the 2016 election puts Wisconsin as one of the worst gerrymandered states in the country.  

"When Republicans drew the plan they drew it so it didn’t matter how the votes shifted," she said. "Even in this year where the pollsters did not predict the election outcomes, our evidence from trial still holds: that is, the 2011 Republican gerrymander was drawn to survive plausible shifts in the vote, and it has in fact stayed a large gerrymander."