Assessment of Proposed Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting

Letters to Members of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission


October 28, 2021

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) voted October 11, 2021 to approve ten proposed maps for upcoming public hearings. There are four Congressional maps, three state Senate maps, and three state House of Representatives maps proposed.

The MICRC maps violate the Voting Rights Act (VRA) because present percentages of minority voters have to be maintained to preserve a minority's ability to elect a candidate of its choice. Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama (Oyez, 2014/13-895). The proposed MICRC plans must be reviewed district-by-distr...

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