Michigan gerrymandering

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            Michigan Republicans are planning their next move after a federal judge refused their request to press the “pause” button on the state’s new redistricting law. It creates an independent commission to draw legislative and congressional districts. That would take the job away from the Legislature.

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The online application process for the state’s new Independent Redistricting Commission is now open.

People can now apply to be on the 13-member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced the launch of the online application process Thursday.

Last November, the voters approved the new Independent Redistricting Commission. It will draw the state’s political district lines starting after the 2020 election.

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Republican opponents of Michigan’s new independent redistricting commission are back in court.

Last November, voters said “yes” to a measure that created the Michigan Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw Michigan’s political district lines.

MichMash - SCOTUS

Jun 28, 2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down some controversial rulings – especially when it comes to partisan gerrymandering.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth break down the implications for Michigan, and what this means for the state’s new anti-gerrymandering law.

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A U-S Supreme Court decision has effectively ended a lawsuit in Michigan that could have resulted in new political district lines for the 20-20 election.

A lower federal court had found that Michigan’s lines were unfairly drawn to benefit Republicans.