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Vos Ordered To Testify In Redistricting Case

Questions are being raised about where several computers are that were used to redistrict the state and Rep. Robin Vos was among those who received a subpoena.

Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and several other Republicans received a subpoena to testify in a state redistricting case being heard in federal court, according to a story in the Journal Times.

At issue are several missing state computers, which allegedly contain evidence of how the 2011 election maps were drawn. Voces De La Frontera, an immigrant rights group based out of Milwaukee, is one of the plantiffs in the case. They argue that the redistricting "unfairly weakened Latinos’ voting rights in Milwaukee."

According to a story in the Journal Sentinel, the subpoenas raise the question of "how many records were withheld and why" during the redistricting process.

Every 10 years, states must draw new lines for congressional and legislative districts to account for population changes. Republicans controlled all of state government in 2011 and were able to approve maps that greatly helped them.

Vos, according to the Journal Sentinel story, doesn't know where the computers are. Subpoenas were also served on Senate Chief Clerk Jeffrey Renk, Assembly Chief Clerk Patrick Fuller, and the Legislative Technology Service Bureau.

They are scheduled to give depositions on Feb. 1.

 

Edward Willing January 29, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Interesting. It will also be interesting to see if Voces de la Frontera loses yet again in the public forum when it comes to their slime attacks against people like elected representatives or local establishments like Palermo's Pizza
Ed Holladay January 30, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Probably nothing will come of it. However, I think the blatant gerrymandering was beyond the pale. Conspiring in secret with a law firm like that is truly not in the best interest of the state. The GOP now has a super majority drawn in for the next 10 years at least. One party with that much unchecked power can't be good. Vos acts as if the voters wanted these super majorities. He probably really believes this. He is delusional. I was shocked at the policy of the Democrats a few years back running the state, and we through them out. From the frying pan into the fire we have gone.
scot January 30, 2013 at 11:06 AM
The whole lot (GOP) of them stink.
morninmist February 04, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Maybe they will just beat each other up! Rove, Tea Party in GOP civil war on.msnbc.com/Xb0RuB Kibbe argued that the the energy in today’s GOP comes from the very Tea Party-backed candidates, like Rand Paul and Mike Lee, that Rove has opposed in the past. “What Rove is proposing is a recipe for failure,” he said. Ben Shapiro, an editor at Breitbart News, accused Rove of “declaring war on the Tea Party.” Influential conservative blogger Michelle Malkin agreed. “This is war,” she wrote, adding: “Who needs Obama and his Team Chicago to destroy the Tea Party when you’ve got Rove and his big government band of elites?” Erick Erickson, the influential founder of Redstate.com and a long-time champion of the Tea Party, had a similar take. Rove’s goal, Erickson wrote, is to “crush conservatives, destroy the Tea Party, and put a bunch of squishes in Republican leadership positions.” ....

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