Supreme Court Rules on Political Gerrymandering

PIERRE, SD (WNAX Radio):  The US Supreme Court ruled this week that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over political gerrymandering.

That’s the process involved in drawing political district boundaries and occurs every ten years after the national census.

Senator Susan Wismer of Britton was a Representative in 2011 and a member of the committee that redrew state legislative districts.

Wismer says democrats have seen what redrawing the maps can mean.

Wismer says it will be up to the voters to ultimately decide on how those districts should be defined.

The state will again have to redraw the legislative maps before the 2022 elections.