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.