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Michigan League of Women Voters sues state for gerrymandering


The Michigan League of Women voters is taking on the state. The league filed a lawsuit over gerrymandering.

   The league says the currently drawn districts are unfair. It accuses the state and Republican controlled Legislature of drawing the district lines in secret back in 2011. Then rushing the electoral map through the legislative process.

   The lawsuit asks a court to declare the current electoral map unconstitutional. It also asks the court to require the state to redraw the lines fairly.

Judy Karandjeff is with the League.

“What’s at stake is the future of our voters here in Michigan having their votes count.”

   A spokesperson for the governor’s office says they haven’t reviewed the lawsuit yet and that the office doesn’t comment on pending litigation.