Maps were supposed to be completed by Friday by Michigan’s new independent citizen redistricting commission. Supporters say Census delays made that impossible, but critics contend the panel is rife with dysfunction.
After promising five new neighborhoods within its District Detroit and census data showing the surrounding area has lost residents, the Ilitch group unveiled its first renovation of a historic Detroit building since the late 1980s.
Voters Not Politicians, the group that mobilized grassroots volunteers to fight gerrymandering in 2018, is launching a multi-phase campaign to fight restrictive GOP voting rules and is considering a 2022 ballot proposal of its own. The Michigan Democratic Party, meanwhile, has a “team of lawyers” ready to fight the GOP initiative in court.