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Partisan Fairness and Minority Representation

In 2021, an Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission drew the district maps to be used in all elections to the Michigan legislature over the following decade. With the maps adopted by the Commission, Democrats win more seats than the number they would have won with the maps drawn by a Republican-controlled legislature in 2011. However, the Commission maps reduced the number of Michigan House and Senate districts where most residents identify as Black from thirteen to seven.

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