Tuesday, June 26, 2018

MI Redistricting Commission Goes on General Election Ballot

After 160 days of waiting, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Unanimously and Ordered that, the Katie Fahey (R) Founder of Voters Not Politicians Proposal to establish an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission be added to the November 2018 General Election Ballot.

The Board of State Canvassers (BSC) had Refused to Certify the Signatures until a Court Decision was reached.

A Three-Judge Panel Unanimously Rejected opposition arguments that a Petition from Voters Not Politicians represents a General Revision of the Michigan Constitution instead of just an Amendment. They wrote the Complaint is “without merit.”

Volunteers from Voters Not Politicians, a Grassroots-led effort, Collected 394,092 Signatures, more than the 315,654 required to make the Ballot.

This put the Initiative on the Ballot to End Gerrymandering and to stop Politicians and Special Interests from Manipulating the Voting Maps.

The Proposal would establish an Independent Commission of Citizens, instead of Politicians, to Draw Political Boundaries.

The Ballot Proposal creates a 13-Member Redistricting Commission that would be comprised of Four Democrats, Four Republicans and five Independent Members who are Not Affiliated with any Major Political Party.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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