The suit claims the districts violate the constitution because they don’t have even populations. One of the plaintiffs is challenging Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for re-election.
Detroit voters flipped the City Council in November, placing six new members on the nine-person council. Every member took an oath to serve the people of Detroit for the next four years, but what can Detroiters actually expect, based on the councilmembers’ actions so far?
The redrawn redistricting maps give Democrats the first chance in a generation to flip the Michigan Legislature. But Black leaders say it could happen at the expense of electing Black candidates.
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans writes about how incarcerated people, many of them Black and Brown, are being disenfranchised by the state’s redistricting commission.
BridgeDetroit is tracking how the City of Detroit is spending its American Rescue Plan Act funds. Here’s a list of who, why and how much so far.
The commission contended Blacks will get more political power by being spread out in multiple districts. Lawmakers disagree.
Michigan’s two majority-Black congressional districts are eliminated. Eight of 14 incumbents would have to face off against each other or run in different districts.
Read the seven memos Bridge Michigan and other news outlets sued to make public. Most materials discuss the Voting Rights Act and drawing of majority-minority districts.
Bridge Michigan was among several media organizations that sued the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission for its failure to make public a private hearing and refusing to release secret legal memos related to its work.
Advocates call it ‘prison gerrymandering’ and say urban cities are denied truly fair representation because inmates are counted as residents of their prisons. Others say it’s not so simple.