Quick Re-Draw McGraw
This may seem small, but it's huge. In 2016, Trump surprisingly won Michigan by only 12,000 votes, one of the three states he won by only a total of 70,000, which pushed him over the Electoral College line by just 39 votes . A panel of judges yesterday ruled that Michigan -- which has 15 Electoral votes -- must redraw its districts which "deliberately discriminate" by the 2020 election.
(And the ruling may include state districts, too, which has been a hurdle the cities like Detroit that has been required to be governed under the state's "town manager" law, and Flint which has not been able to have its disastrous water problem fully-addressed..)
The decision came as a result of a lawsuit by the Michigan League of Women Voters. The Democratic Secretary of State (elected during the recent Blue Wave) offered Republicans a more modest settlement, but they turned it down, choosing to let the panel of judges decide. Michigan Republicans said they will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court -- though last year the Supreme Court ruled in favor of two lower-court decisions in favor of redrawing districts in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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