How interesting to read the op-ed by former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker congratulating Gov. Chris Sununu for vetoing a bipartisan bill that would work to end partisan gerrymandering in our state’s redistricting process (Monitor Forum, Aug. 22).
Walker lays praise on Sununu for defending our state’s constitution and talks about how he knows as a former governor how important it is to “uphold the Constitution and to be willing to make tough decisions.”
On the face of it, it’s laughable for the reader to expect that someone representing the National Republican Redistricting Trust is concerned with the redistricting process being fair to both parties. Indeed, the stated mission of the NRRT is to position Republicans favorably for the round of redistricting that will follow the 2020 census. They also have a stated goal of raising $250 million for this effort – the same amount that Walker castigates former attorney general Eric Holder with raising and spending with help from his “liberal allies.”