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Redistricting in Michigan

• Nov 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM

To The Editor:

Our recent Counterpart program was about redistricting in Michigan. Do you know who really votes for our congressperson or state representative/senator? Well, it is not you or me who go to the polls on election day and votes!

This presentation by the League of Women Voters on redistricting in Michigan was certainly an “eye-opener” for many in the audience. "For, when politicians draw voting maps that manipulate elections, maps that keep politicians and their party in power, it defies representative democracy."

So, don't you think it is about time that we ask for a change in this redistricting practice in Michigan? But first, we must be aware of the problem, become educated and get involved in making changes. Our elections must represent the will of the people, and that our government is of, by and for the people!

Sylvia Ruscett

Spring Lake

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