As a college sophomore, I want my voice heard. The right to vote is one of the ways I can get my opinions heard by the people representing them in the government. My voice is compromised when politicians rearrange districts so that an almost evenly split vote count can create unevenly split legislative seats. In the 2012 Wisconsin election this very thing happened, where the votes cast were even and even leaning Democratic, but the Assembly won 60 Republican seats to 39 Democratic seats.
The Supreme Court case Whitford v. Gill is the people’s chance to get its voice back within Wisconsin.