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Michigan redistricting panel OKs US House, legislative maps

Posted at 3:45 PM, Dec 28, 2021

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s new redistricting commission has approved congressional and legislative maps, ones that are fairer to Democrats than when the process was controlled by the Republican-led Legislature for two decades.

In landmark votes Tuesday, the panel created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment passed the plans that will last a decade, barring likely court challenges.

The state is losing a congressional seat following the 2020 census.

There could be 7-6 splits in favor of either party if it is competitive statewide.