LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s new redistricting commission has approved congressional and legislative maps, ones that is fairer to Democrats than when the process was controlled by the Republican-led Legislature for two decades.
In landmark votes Tuesday, the panel created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment passed the plans that will last a decade, barring likely court challenges. The state is losing a congressional seat following the 2020 census.
Republicans have controlled the Legislature for years due to partisan gerrymandering. Voters in 2018 turned the process over to the independent commission.