After deciding to reduce the number of public hearings for more mapping days, the Commission on Monday began one of its longer mapping sessions. Scheduled from 10 AM to 8 PM, the commission voted for these longer meeting days to ensure that the district maps are not only VRA compliant, but also display partisan fairness.
Commissioners began their day drawing State Senate districts in the metro Detroit area, adjusting the voting age population per district to ensure that districts do not pack Black voters. However, commissioners such as Szetela and Eid also expressed concerns about ensuring that minority voters are not separate minority populations in Canton and Detroit.
The commission finished mapping adjustments for the Senate map and will soon begin their partisan fairness evaluations today. They will continue their longer mapping dates throughout this week to next Tuesday, working tomorrow and Wednesday from 9 AM to 8 PM.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXhqTzvgKHo
Date: Monday, October 4th, 2021
Time: 10 AM – 8 PM
- Doug Clark (R)
- Juanita Curry (D)
- Anthony Eid (N)
- Rhonda Lange (R)
- Steve Lett (N)
- M.C. Rothhorn (D)
- Cynthia Orton (R)
- Rebecca Szetela (N)
- Janice Vallette (N)
- Erin Wagner (R)
- Richard Weiss (N)
- Dustin Witjes (D)
- Brittini Kellom (D)
- Kim Brace, Kent Stigall, and John Morgan-Election Data Services (EDS)
- Bruce Adelson-VRA Litigation Counsel