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The campaign leader of the group Voters Not Politicians says there’s a conflict of interest in the current process for drawing the boundaries for Congressional and state Legislative districts. Katey Fahey says politicians in office should not be in charge of redistricting.

Hoadley Proposing Redistricting Reform

Jan 29, 2017

Democrats in the state House say they want to make the redistricting process as impartial as possible. Representatives introduced legislation Thursday that would completely change Michigan’s redistricting process. 

"The League of Women Voters in Michigan is hosting 30 town hall meetings around the state to address redistricting. The league is advocating for an independent commission to draw the lines for Congressional, State House, and Senate districts instead of letting politicians draw them." (WDET)

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Mark Schauer has served in the state House, Senate and Congress. Now he’s trying to help Democrats have more of a say in how the boundaries for those offices are drawn in Michigan and other states. 

File photo of Recount of Kalamazoo County State Senate Race in 2014

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says Democrats and their allies are likely to seek a ballot proposal in 2016 to create an independent commission to draw boundaries for Congressional and state Legislative districts.