Kasich joins Schwarzenegger in Wisconsin’s political map-making fight
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is joining ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his effort to overhaul partisan political map-making that’s helped fuel their Republican party’s rise to power.
At issue is whether Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew legislative districts that favored their party and were so out of whack with the state’s political breakdown they violated Democratic voters’ constitutional rights.
Kasich says he’s signed a legal brief that opposes the GOP in a momentous redistricting case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. He says other signers include Republicans John McCain and Bob Dole.
The document was filed with the court Tuesday.
Schwarzenegger and Kasich have long argued partisan gerrymandering is contributing to dysfunction in Washington.
An Associated Press analysis found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts as Democratic ones.
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