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2020 Census PL 94.171 Data
Pontiac & Auburn Hills should be together Rochester & Rochester Hills should be together without any part of Oakland Township
I approve of this map, thank you!
Thank you for your work. This map seems the most fair thus far.
It is a fundamental principal to me that the maps should make it very unlikely (indeed, ideally impossible) for one party to win a majority while obtaining a minority of the votes lawfully cast. I have no idea if this map has been checked against the above, most important, criterion. What are the odds that Dems or Reps could win the Senate with 49.9% or less of the vote, as drawn in these maps?
Thank you for keeping the Tri-Cities together in a senate district as the majority of people from Mid-Michigan have asked for. Please continue to assess partisan fairness for the entire map and look at the COI's of Detroit as per Kellom, Curry, and Eid.
Charles G Guiberson
Thank you for making the map more partisan-neutral. It is not perfect, but better than it was in the past. It is refreshing to see both parties working together instead of pointing fingers and becoming part of the solution and not part of the problem as in the past.
This is a big improvement over previous maps that placed Commerce with more rural communities. I'm still concerned about partisan fairness, though. This map looks much like the current state house map that was gerrymandered to favor Republicans. It's no secret that Republicans are trying to subvert democracy in Michigan. Don't assist them by skewing maps in their favor.
Thank you for making the map more partisan-neutral. That is the only way to have fair elections that actually represent the people in these districts.
This map ignores the commission's own COI data as it relates to mid and northern Michigan. Bay-Arenac ISD. Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health. EMCOG. Region 7b Michigan Works. Central Michigan District Health. Bay & Arenac Community Foundation. Ascension Hospital System. Where residents live/work/play. You have ignored almost every civic and social tie that binds Arenac County to Bay County and the rest of Mid-Michigan. Our voices have been silenced by unelected bureaucrats who choose to put their partisan interests above those of our community.
Keeping Northville whole, and in the same district as Plymouth, is in the best interest of the community and its residents.
Thank you for keeping the Tri Cities together as a separate district.
I grew up in Adrian and agree that Lenawee and Monroe county should be together. They are more similar than Lenawee and Hillsdale and there is more crossover travel between them. Thank you.
I would have expected to see a bit more splits based on the target of 265,193. Wondering what the reason is for some districts to be over the target over and others under.
Thank you for slipping the Greater Lansing area into two districts. This map looks fair and representative. Good work.
Finally a district that actually makes sense.
August R Gitschlag
As the City Clerk of Clawson....WHY WOULD YOU SPLIT A TINY 2.1 SQUARE MILE CITY IN HALF!?!?! This makes no sense at all. Just keep our small town in ONE district please. What are you thinking? Honoring geographic boundaries is supposed to be a guiding principal of this process, which you clearly ignore.
The republicans should not have a majority in any district, only democrats should have a majority. It is the only way to create fairness. This is why the "Independent Commission" was created. "This is what democracy looks like" in a socialist run society.
With 59% Republican votes in District 31, my vote does not count. Partisan fairness could be possible in this district and across the state. Please keep trying.
Thank you for this Senate map and for listening to Michiganders. This is the most fair Senate map so far and could be adopted as a final draft. Please work on a partisanly fair State House map as well.
David L Fashbaugh
I would like to thank the commission for taking partisan fairness seriously and making the districts as evenly distributed as possible. I believe it will help with bringing this country back together again. Congratulations on a job well done!
Its good to have District 28 back to encompassing Monroe and Lenawee counties together as a COI.
This is the Senate map. The Commission should move this forward to the comment period and move on to the Congressional (which has several potentially major changes to be made) and the House (which is the most complex and difficult of the three maps). This map isn't 100% what I would have done, but it meets the criteria and will result in a responsive State Senate that either party could win in any given election cycle. Which, by the way, I'm not sure Michigan has EVER had. So congrats to the Commission - and let's do great maps for Congress and House as well.
C. Ann Maki
This map appears to be more fair on a statewide level than others I have seen. I hope the commission can do the same with the State House map. Ideally, I would like to see all maps achieve partisan fairness. The composition of our state legislature should match the composition of our voters both demographically and ideologically.
These maps look to be more balance and non-partisan. Thank you for all the hard work you do on this commission.
Thank you for hearing us in Jackson that we are not a rural community! This revised map is much more fair and a better reflection of our community of interest. Many, including myself, who voted to create this very system of non-partisan redistricting, were concerned by earlier maps and felt that our voices were being unfairly diluted. Thank you for listening to us and drawing a map that puts us with our friends, family, and coworkers.
Thank you for your continuing efforts to make the legislative and congressional districts competitive. When I have talked with other voters, this has been their highest concern.
Ryan M Husse
Thank you for taking another look at the Senate districts. This is much fairer than originally drawn. I appreciate your efforts to get this right! Thank you.
This is a much better map than what was originally drawn. It certainly meets the partisan fairness we are looking for. I urge you to adopt this map for the MI Senate and use this approach when drawing the House maps. Good job!
Thank you for making a map that is fair for both parties. Getting to 50/50 democrat and republican is more important than keeping any one district together. I hope your other map proposals follow suit and are fair in regards to partisan fairness, just like this one.
Thank you for taking partisan fairness so seriously! It is so critical that we have fair maps and fair elections. This map does a pretty good job at leveling the play field and I want to commend the Commission for their work!
This is a fairer approach to Washtenaw County and an improvement in statewide map. You must post the partisan fairness information, including by district, for people to knowledgably comment on fairness.
During the 10/22 Redistricting Commission meeting in Grand Rapids, several suggestions were made to improve the north Grand Rapids district 24 to much improve the Communities of Interest aspect. (https://districtr.org/plan/73367) The suggestions were to remove the four Ottawa County townships included in the district that have no commonality with Kent County Grand Rapids and suburbs and add Cascade Township adjacent to Ada Township because of its close relationship with the core six cities. The map supplied showing these suggestions ( https://davesredistricting.org/join/43230428-2697-4c99-9a2c-e09ee77863d1) has been expanded show how to integrate this map with the Elm 199, Cherry 220, Spruce 226 and this 249 map configurations without changing the remainder of the state Senate districts outside this region. Map ( https://districtr.org/plan/73367) details slight reconfigurations of the adjacent three out of six districts to integrate this configuration without disturbing the remainder of the state map. The four Ottawa County townships were moved from district 24 to district 33. They could not be incorporated into Ottawa County district 22 because Ottawa has too large a population to have a complete Senate district unless Holland City is removed. Thus, District 22 (Ottawa County) was not changed. Also, District 34 (Muskegon County) was not changed and the South side Grand Rapids district 23 remains as is. Cascade and Algoma townships that are closely tied to the six city Grand Rapids core in Kent County were added to district 24, District 20 was changed to incorporate more townships south of Kent County and District 3 was changed to include some parts of Ionia County that were previously in District 33. Changes to these districts maintain or improve their commonality of culture and characteristics. In summary, the improved Community of Interest configuration of district 24 on the north side of Grand Rapids was implemented with minimal changes to the surrounding districts and maintains the remainder of the state Senate map as is.
This appears to be the only senate district where the black population is higher than the white population. Please restore former majority-minority districts to at least 51%.
I like the separate districts for Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, with Ann Arbor expanding west to include Jackson.
Thank you for your service in trying to keep our voting fair!
Dani Hoover (she, her, hers)
Thank you for drawing fair maps.
This is the kind of map that starts to give me hope that we can have a fair map that will breathe life into Michigan politics and give us a fair shot at having a government body that reflects the politics of the people of our state as a whole. Please continue to use the public comments you've been receiving to inform the maps you propose for the MI house too.
I am relieved to see that the debrief from the week of public hearings resulted in this considerably more partisan fair Senate map. Please adapt this approach/method to your MI House map as well.
MD. ASIF HASAN
Preferred map for our community.
This is a more fair map. Thank you.
This is a fairly drawn map. Thank you for your efforts to draw a map that has partisan fairness. I believe this is the best state senate map of all the drafts you current have drawn and should be the map you move to adopt as the final one.
This is much better than your original draft! The I-94 economic corridor is an obvious community of interest of exactly the kind explicitly listed in the Constitution, and this helps you with partisan fairness. Could this be better? Sure! I like the AFL-CIO maps which keep Jackson, Calhoun, and Hillsdale Counties all whole and separate. But don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Keep up the good work - on to the state house!
The whole city of Ann Arbor along with the city of Ypsilanti, Salem, Superior, Ypsilanti, and Pittsfield Township should form a State Senate district. This district would contain 265,813 people which is close to the ideal senate district population of 265,193 and this district would be compact and not split any municipal boundaries.
Please make additional changes to West Michigan. I have yet to see any changes that were expressed during your recent public hearing in GR. I've seen the commission really get into the details for Detroit and Metro Detroit, but make very little changes to West Michigan. Several of the existing districts just need to be re-done. District 33 is spread all over and it encompasses 7 different counties. District 20's stair step from Byron Township to Benton Harbor makes no sense. District 3 is grabbing parts of Kent and connecting it down to Battle Creek is another head scratcher. I think Commissioner Lange's map V1 does a good job for this part of the state. She also still includes this pseudo coalition district.
Like district 27 and 29. Ann Arbor and Washtenaw county should be two senate districts. I might remove the townships in hillsdale county they belong in the border district
I have mixed views overall about the map collectively, but I can accept my district as it is keeping Livingston County whole and not with the City of Ann Arbor. I preferred the map before today's changes, overall from a partisan fairness standpoint going by the seats won metric.
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