MILWAUKEE (AP) — A long-running dispute over the state's newest election maps has apparently ended.
A panel of federal judges has accepted revisions submitted by Democrats and an immigrant-rights group. In doing so, the panel Wednesday rejected revisions that Republicans had proposed.
At issue were the election maps that define the boundaries of Wisconsin voting districts The boundaries are redrawn every 10 years to account for population shifts.
Republicans who control the Legislature drew the latest maps. But Voces de la Frontera was among the groups who sued. The Latino-rights organization argued that a largely Hispanic district in Milwaukee was split up in a way that weakened residents' ability to elect Latino lawmakers.
The court ordered both parties to propose new boundaries between the two districts. The rest of the maps remain unchanged.
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