Snyder signs Michigan redistricting legislation

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to establish new district boundaries for Michigan's representatives in the U.S. House and the state Legislature. It's possible the bills signed today by the Republican governor could be challenged in court by Democrats or others upset with portions of the redistricting plan. Critics of the plans have said Republicans are trying to protect their own incumbents while possibly violating federal protections for minority voters.
AP Wire
Aug 10, 2011

 

Two Democratic incumbents representing southeast Michigan in Congress — U.S. Reps. Sander Levin of Royal Oak and Gary Peters of Oakland County’s Bloomfield Township — would be put in the same district for the 2012 election under the plan signed by the Republican governor.

Michigan is dropping to 14 congressional seats from 15 because of declining population.

 

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