The very first time Michigan experienced 'Gerrymandering'
There was Chaos.
The 1961 Michigan Con-Con created a new way of apportioning districts.
Though it had not done away with geographical consideration that had existed for most of the 20th century to that point, it created the commission under which Four Republicans, and Four Democrats, and Four (if any 3rd party received 25% of the vote) 3rd party commissioners. And as expected, the first commission was deadlocked.
The apportionment plan went before the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Republican plan was ruled as being as close to the apportionment rules as either plans, and ordered to be in effect. In the meantime, the US Supreme Court applied a 1962 case (Baker V. Carr) which opined the authority over apportionment matters to Reynolds v. Simms, establishing the ‘one person, one vote’ apportionment standard.
Your Vote Tuesday Will Determine Political Control in 2023
A lot of Michigan’s independents and weak Republicans are planning on voting against President Trump on Tuesday. They are being very short sighted. Actually shooting themselves in the foot. They will not get another chance to influence Michigan politics or our economy for a decade or more.
Keep in mind that Governors tend to get reelected, so if Whitmer wins on Tuesday, she could well be in charge out to the end of 2026. Projecting another lost decade for the Michigan economy is entirely reasonable. Taxes and regulation will skyrocket.
But the Democrats won’t win the State Senate, they say. They are being very short sighted. Democrats will win the Senate, but not until 2022. Here is why: