By Dr. Jerome Reide
MI Department of Civil Rights 

MICRC Maps Violate the Voting Rights Act, Must be Redrawn

Michigan Department of Civil Rights:


December 16, 2021

LANSING, MI-Dr. Jerome Reide, Legislative Liaison for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has released Department analysis showing the five proposed electoral maps offered by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) violate the federal Voting Rights Act.

Dr. Reide's analysis was filed with MICRC on December 9, 2021, in advance of the end of the public comment period and the Commission's final vote on the maps, which is expected on December 30, 2021.

"The maps under consideration do not measure up to the requirements of the law, and do not meet the test of fair...

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