🗳 Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Friday she has proposed a settlement in a federal gerrymandering lawsuit that is limited in scope and will only directly impact 11 state House districts.
Of the 11 House districts that would be redrawn for the 2020 election, five are currently held by Democrats and six by Republicans. However, redrawing those districts is sure to impact at least some adjacent districts, meaning the total number of redrawn districts will be larger.
The current lines, drawn by the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature, singled out "Michigan Democrats based on their political affiliation, and intentionally places them in voting districts that reduce or eliminate the power of their votes," the suit alleged.
The settlement of a gerrymandering lawsuit by the Michigan League of Women Voters would not immediately impact state Senate or congressional districts
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