The commission continued towards its goals towards achieving partisan fairness and VRA compliance within their State House, State Senate, and Congressional district maps. They spent the morning adjusting House districts in metro Detroit, Downriver, and West Michigan to check for population deviation, resulting in Grand Rapids being split along the river.
Following the lunch break, the commission shifted gears toward ensuring partisan fairness in the Congressional draft map. Commissioner Eid took charge in making edits in Detroit, creating one drafted district that included some Downriver cities with Hamtramck and the Grosse Pointes. Eid’s district changes showed drastic shifts towards partisan balance.
The commission will spend the rest of the afternoon and evening looking at the State Senate map, making adjustments to ensure both partisan and population balance.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBgUZg4B9L4
Date: Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Time: 9 AM – 8 PM
- Doug Clark (R)
- Juanita Curry (D)
- Anthony Eid (N)
- Brittini Kellom (D)
- Rhonda Lange (R)
- Steve Lett (N)
- M.C. Rothhorn (D)
- Cynthia Orton (R)
- Janice Vallette (N)
- Erin Wagner (R)
- Richard Weiss (N)
- Dustin Witjes (D)
- Rebecca Szetela (N)
- Kim Brace, Kent Stigall, and John Morgan-Election Data Services (EDS)
- Bruce Adelson-VRA Litigation Counsel