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Tue June 28, 2011
Congressman Levin testifies against proposed political maps
Congressman Sander Levin doesn’t like the proposed redrawn political maps that are based on new census data.
Levin says the maps drawn by Republican state lawmakers are grossly skewed in favor of Republican candidates.
“That so arrogantly places partisan interests ahead of voter interests. And whether the governor, who came to office pledging to put the interests of Michigan citizens ahead of partisan interests, will send a clear message right here and now, that his message is a real one.”
“I don’t think anyone can show a map that has come forth in this state, at least one in recent memory, that so distorts the ability of citizens to have the right to choose, and for the parties to compete with ideas.”
He wants the Michigan Senate to reject the maps approved by the state House last week.
Republican lawmakers say the G-O-P redistricting plan is fair and takes population shifts into consideration.