Michigan Republicans sue to stop independent redistricting.

By |2019-08-23T08:49:40-08:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Wow! They will even go to court to fight for their right to cheat. 

Courtesy of The Detroit News

The Michigan Republican Party is suing to block the formation of a voter-approved independent redistricting commission that would draw new state legislative and congressional district boundaries for 2022 and beyond.

A complaint filed Thursday in Grand Rapids federal court argues the commissioner selection process violates the GOP’s freedom of association rights by precluding parties from picking their own representatives to serve on the panel.

State Party Chair Laura Cox called the amendment to the state Constitution “an assault on the associational right of political parties” and suggested it could allow fake Republicans to fill the party’s four reserved slots on the commission.

“This also gives the Democrat leadership the ability to knock off our people … that are allegedly Republicans that we haven’t even selected,” she told The Detroit News. “So it becomes very problematic that we don’t get to have a role in choosing who’s involved.”

Democrats have not raised any objections to the selection rules for the commission, which was promoted as a way to curb partisan gerrymandering and must include four members from each major political party and five who are not affiliated with either.

So essentially the Michigan Republican party is upset because they cannot insert their own operatives into the commission in order to stack the deck in their favor and ensure that they will be able to keep on gerrymandering in order to benefit their party and maintain political control.

My heart just bleeds for them. 

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Interesting because I thought i read the republican legislature already overturned this even though WE the PEOPLE voted on it. It won’t be the first time the legislature has ignored our wishes.

  2. Gramma's In The Barn August 24, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Madonna will fix this, she is from Detroit.

    • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Actually Madonna was born in Bay City, MI and raised in the suburbs, not Detroit but who really cares.

  3. OT-FYI August 24, 2019 at 7:44 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/court-delivers-brutal-ruling-against-kim-davis-the-kentucky-clerk-who-blocked-same-sex-marriages/

    “Davis knew or ought to have known, to a legal certainty, that she could not refuse to issue marriage licenses, as was her duty under state law, because of moral disapproval of homosexuality. And if Davis truly believed that she had a right under [Kentuck law] to not issue marriage licenses, she should have sought and obtained judicial confirmation of her claim. That, she did not do.”

  4. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Cheating is the only way the GOP can stay in power.

  5. Nancy Wickman August 25, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I worked on the that campaign and the amendment to the Michigan constitution is worded so that even a portion of it is found to be unconstitutional, it can be severed without overturning the whole thing. So even if the snacillbupeR win this, it should only result in Democrats also being able to put their own operatives on the commission. However the Dems will play by the rules while the GOP will will try to plant five Republicans masquerading as independents.

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