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J Roberson
The "Independent Commission" is bogus as expected. The goal is clearly to favor Democrats as much as possible by lumping large swathes of rural areas with dense urban areas in order to swing seats blue. District 6 is a prime example of this, but you see it all over the map, particularly in the southeast.
Rosalind Cox
With this map, the minority will drown out the voice of the majority! This is the worst map and very unfair!!
Peter Bane
Has anyone anywhere on any of these boards said: "This map favors the Democrats"? Not that I can see. Instead, it seems the Republican partisans are haggling over splitting Midland or some such masquerade. We are arguing in all of this over how far away from partisan fairness we can tolerate. To my mind a little sickness is still not healthy. A little unfair is still unfair. We are asked to choose among maps that are grossly tilted toward the Republicans, or only those that are a wee bit unfair, or even ever so rarely one (Szetela Congressional) that actually carves out partisan fairness and meets other constitutional criteria. Wow! If that can be done once, it should be possible for all the electoral contests. Great that you've talked to each other, great that you've done a lot of hard, hard work, but most of the results aren't there yet. Sorry it's been a slog. Trump screwed up the census, and the virus didn't help. But democracy's more important than all of that. Keep working to get really fair maps. Lange Congressional is a dog. We could have gotten this from the current legislature, but the voters said, "No more!". Please listen. Throw this map out. Favor Szetela for Congressional seats, and work to improve the Senate maps toward Linden, and the MI House maps, which are especially bad. Really bad. Hickory is over on the edge of passable, but far from good enough. Thanks for taking the comments and bearing with all this. Democracy is messy, but still the best system, and we should try it in Michigan. We haven't had it for quite a long time.
Peter Bane
A truly dreadful map that cannot be called representative in any sense. The worst of the Congressional drafts. Profoundly partisan and extremely unfair. We will get rotten, oppressive government from this. A hack job. Toss it out.
Marie Colombo
This is the worst map—it likely guarantees that Republicans will win the most seats, even when Democrats get the most votes. Please do not endorse this map.
Kathy A Swartz
Chestnut map is better. This map does not keep rural communities whole.
M Dame
I am very disappointed in the Congressional maps presented. I have to agree with SOOO many people who stated the maps have been gerrymandered to falsely promote “political fairness” while at the same time dismissing “communities of interest”. This experiment in “redistricting” is proving to be a farce. I have to agree with the masses who believe your prioritizing process has been unconstitutional and I hope these maps are challenged in court.
Nomi joyrich
Midland needs to be unpacked. This is the worst of the worst of all the maps. Please do not consider this map.
Nomi joyrich
this is the worst map. This map makes it likely Republicans win most seats even when Democrats get most votes. To say this map is horrible is an understatement.
TJQ
Please reject this map. It is not fair and does not represent my communities of interest.
CQ
This map does not appear fair and it does not represent my communities of interest.
Nancy
these maps are unfair. It takes the County of Wayne and breaks it in different pieces.
Mary Ann Allore
This map does not keep Jackson County together as a community of interest despite the comments made by so many citizens at the public hearings to do so. Please keep to the promises made to us back in 2018 – follow the Communities of Interest submitted by the people of Michigan.
Kelly Schrubba
This map does not reflect the non-partisan, anti-gerrymandering that was voted for in 2018. Please please reject this map. Szetela, BirchV2, and Chestnut are all much less biased and are preferred to this map based on review of the data.
Kelly Schrubba
REJECT THIS MAP. It is way too partisan. This map makes it likely Republicans win most seats even when Democrats get most votes. This map does not provide the anti-gerrymandering that we voted for in 2018.
James Cameron Hart
This map discourages appears to be aimed at splitting up communities of interest with the intent of discouraging others from participating in the election process. Please do not consider this map.
Kathleen Thorrez
This map divides Jackson County, please keep our County whole.
Cindy Kallgren
Downriver area deserves its own area of Representation. District 6 extends to Ann Arbor and Grass Lake. Not even the same neighborhood.
Carole J Chi
This is NOT a good map for most of the state. Please choose BirchV2 instead for Michigan's Congressional Map, for it will be the most fair; and that is the point of this whole exercise--Prop 2. thank you!
Susan Rowe
There is no easy way to draw these lines, if you could only do it based on population not all the other criteria maybe it would have been easier. However, the problem I see is that no matter how you draw them it is up to the voters in the given districts after all is said an done to VOTE for the person who can best be fair and honest when they get to Lansing or DC to represent the region or the state they are from just not the largest city in their district. In SE MI I feel those elected to the State and Fed level forget they are there for their entire district in the state level and than their entire state at the Fed level. In the end it comes down to electing the most honest and non political candidate, someone who can compromise and vote for the best for their respective district and position. This new map, whatever is decided, for the next ten years will at least represent what the people want and not what partisans want. So it pits some current elected folks against one another so be it, this is not to be a permanent job, we need to get back to electing Public Servants. Elections have become so decisive, it is not who can best represent the truly crucial maters of their district or state but who best agrees with the platform of their particular party. In the end we are all Americans living in a given community that we chose to raise our families. Keep partisanship out of it and do what is best for the entire state. VOTERS need to be informed about their candidates as to where they are at on issues important to them.
Drew Wagener
Lange is flat out wrong for Michigan! Maybe California could appreciate this monkey business, there's absolutely no need for this nonsense around here.
Daniel Schifko
This map does not represent communities of interest.
Kelsey Bernadette
This map is cleaner than Birch but it's still pretty bad for Muskegon because we're in a district where we can't elect someone who will represent our diverse interests. People of color are a community of interest.
Alex R. Weddon
dislike. fractures Jackson County and runs way to Far East, Detroit area. Big differnces.
Dee J Maybee
This map should be rejected. It is not fair and does not represent the communities of interest.
Roger M Harms
I think this map is not a good map for Michigan.
Tara
This district goes too far west.
Eric Kyle Schichl
all theses maps seem to shove taylor into a position with no voice
Karen
We have nothing in common with Monroe.
Mark
Can someone explain how the desire for separating “urban” areas from “rural” places is tossed out the window when it comes to the City of Midland? Com. Lange is the champion of the need to keep rural areas rural, because wells and market access etc. Why should the Dow chemicals company town be the exception to the rule?
Tom
I am not a fan of some of the other areas on this map as a whole. My own district does not differ much from all the other collaborative options. Why did this commissioner change her own draft map for this area? It was the only different configuration offered during the previous public hearing period. A shame - now every map looks remarkably similar to the current Congressional 12th wherein the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area is connected to the hour distant Downriver communities by snaking along the southern boundaries of Wayne County. Don’t publish some propaganda in the “Candid Conversations ” video telling me this commission didn’t even look at the current maps and started from scratch on everything. How else did this commission arrive at the decision to combine Downriver(minus Dearborn) with Washtenaw County. As a community of interest, Downriver asked to be kept together, not placed with a neighboring county. I can recall no COI proposals that suggested Wyandotte has strong economic or cultural ties to Dexter or Ann Arbor. Your individual draft did link Livingston and Washtenaw and that has had public comment supporting the connection. Shared services and state funding for connecting infrastructure further reinforce the economic ties between Brighton/Howell and Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti. Oh well, forgone conclusion.
Lisa
I don’t like this map very much.
Carly Moran
This is better than AppleV2, but still not the best. It divides Jackson and places Battle Creek and Albion with Hillsdale and Branch Counties, two different places with different needs. See my comments on AppleV2 for why.
Tammy J DeRuyter
As a Midland resident, nothing about our commerce, culture or future growth indicates eyes to the West. We seem to be all about the Tri-Cities (historically and economically) thus it makes sense that our political districts should too! Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
Melitz Mike
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david Berry
I do not like the LANGE congressional map because it does not keep Jackson County whole. Like Lenawee and Hillsdale, Jackson is primarily rural. I don't think the chunk of Washtenaw belongs with Jackson Co. Please don't adopt this map. The Chestnut map is much better. Thank you.
Kathi Harris
Grand Rapids is I believe one of the larger cities in Michigan besides Detroit. The people there will not be represented as this district combines them with a majority of farm area voters in other counties. I am sure these farm townships do not want to be in this district as well. There will be many conflicting priorities for a representative to address. This map has the worst seats to vote ratio for Michigan statewide
Emily Jernberg
This is the worst, least fair of all this batch. Please reject.
katrhleen curellW
What an awful map! Why in the world would Midland be combined with rural towns to the west? This is a terrible map with a strong partisan lean to favor the GOP. Please reject this map. Thank you for the persistent hard work!
Timothy J Quinn
Please do not use this map. It is not fair and does not represent the communities of interest.
Margaret Weber
Work to improve Szetela and don't waste any time on this unfair and undemocratic map!
Margaret Weber
This map is outrageous and should be resoundingly rejected as undemocratic.
Jessica M Swartz
This map clearly cracks the voting strength of Kalamazoo and puts it in with a large rural area.
Samuel Bork
This map does not keep the Tricity area together. We have more in common than we with the West Coast
Rebecca Mayer
I dislike this map. I don't shop in Washtenaw County and people in Washtenaw certainly don't shop in Jackson County. I think these should be kept separate.
Elizabeth Bonner
I prefer Birch
Melissa Gutzwiller
This is an undesirable map. I have another preference.
Cassandra M Foley
Please do not advance this map. It continues the gerrymandering of the last two decades by separating Midland from the other two Tri-Cities. It does not recognize the common interests of Mid-Michigan. The rural and shoreline communities west of Midland do not share the industrial and manufacturing interests or the cultural interests that Midland has in common with Bay City, Saginaw, and Flint. The Chestnut map is a much better choice for my area.
Nancy Mroczkowski
West Michigan city populations are not represented in this map. Grand Rapids is a very large city, but the large amount of surrounding rural areas in this district dominate the population. This map is not representative for cities such as Grand Rapids or the state of Michigan in general.
Danielle Fergin
This map absolutely does not represent Midland well at all. This this map is the epitome of gerrymandering and was not created in the spirit of the redistricting initiative. The city of Midland is part of the Tri-Cities and Mid-Michigan. As a resident of Midland I am far more connected to Bay City and Saginaw then the other communities Midland is grouped with in this map. Removing Midland and putting it with rural areas reeks of a personal agenda by this commissioner.
Cynthia J. Hudson
This is the worst of all of the choices. All of the maps have a Republican bias but this is the worst.
Anne Wallin
This map does not reflect that the municipalities of Midland, Bay City and Saginaw have much in common as public policy priorities given their significant industrial economic bases or that people live in one and work in another. This would put the city of Midland back into a largely rural district with which we have little in common. Our current district was gerrymandered, and this just perpetuates that illogical grouping. I implore you not to select this map. I appreciate the significant work the commission has done, but this map is a dud for me.
Gregory Fox
Gives unfair partisan advantage to one party. We want competitive districts.
Lisa P LaGrou
I dislike this map. I feel that this plan does not follow the constitutional requirement to be based on a Communities of Interest criteria and is gerrymandered based on partisan considerations in violation of the constitutional requirements and should be rejected.
Kathy McClinchey
I encourage you to keep Jackson and Washtenaw counties separate as they are very different in needs and interests.
merlin steffes
"This is like talking to a wall." More facts for the gerrymanderers. The City of Grand Rapids is 200,000, not 500,000. The City of Kalamazoo is 75,000, not 200,000. I suppose if you can create imaginary votes you can also create imaginary populations too. As the Marxist say "the end justifies the means."
Elizabeth
Midland is best placed in this districting map.
Donna Farris
The western Michigan area contains the only other large city population besides Detroit in Michigan. By combining Grand Rapids with the adjoining rural townships in Kent, Ottawa and Ionia counties, the percentage of rural population is so large that the priority needs of the city will be completely discounted. All the other areas of Michigan are small town/rural so there is no other opportunity to represent city type areas. The city areas of western Michigan deserve representation (over 500,000 people in Grand Rapids and over 200,000 in Kalamazoo). This map is just as bad as the Birch map. This is the most unfair map for Michigan and western Michigan. Please do not select this map.
Jennifer Austin
I do not like this map. Commissioner Lange clearly has an agenda because every map she has drawn takes Midland from the Tri-Cities and Mid-Michigan and places us with counties we have little in common with. This District 2 does not reflect the reality that Midland has been and still is part of the Tri-Cities and part of Mid-Michigan. There are so many reasons that these communities fit together, and yet Commissioner Lange continually chooses to ignore those facts for her own agenda. Please do not choose this map.
Benjamin Christenson
This map is not optimal because it breaks the large metro population of grand rapids into small subsections all weakened from rural nearby counties.
merlin steffes
If only the City of Muskegon and the City of Kalamazoo could be moved to Kent County then there would be a fair map with an urban congressional district, BUT REALITY GETS IN THE WAY, since the City of Muskegon is in Muskegon County and the City of Kalamazoo is in Kalamazoo County then to combine the city of Muskegon or the City of Kalamazoo in a congressional district with the City of Grand Rapids and only part of Kent County is GERRYMANDERING to benefit a political party and disenfranchise the people.
Patrick Richardson
I do not like the Lange congressional map. It combines 3 low density Townships in the eastern portion of Jackson County with Washtenaw County. These 3 Jackson County Townships are very rural communities with almost no city services (water, sewer, broadband, public transportation, etc). Ann Arbor and large portions of Washtenaw County have all of these things. If this map were to be used, these Townships would not have a voice in Congress. Please don't adopt this map. The Chestnut map is much better. Thank you.
Cary Fleischer
Looks like district 3 was drawn to intentionally add significant rural population to offset the urban influence of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids has significant industry, business, higher education and medical activity. Being the second largest city in Michigan, it has problems/needs consistent with metropolitan areas. Combining a significant rural population in adjacent counties does not support or compliment this community. Both Apple V2 and Chestnut maps respect the community of interest aspect much better. In addition, this map is the worst for fairness across the state of Michigan.
Karen Weideman
To say this map is horrible is an understatement.
Dorothy Munson
The urban/suburban populations in west Michigan are not represented in this map. Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Muskegon are all grouped with rural areas. No better than the current Congressional district maps for the state.
Claire Ott
This is a terrible map.
ALAN FOX
Unfair statewide and has boundaries throughout that are poorly defined.
Michael Cameron
I do not like the Lange congressional map because it does not keep Jackson County whole.
Erin MacGregor
Whatever happened to keeping the districts as square as possible? Isn't that supposed to be a main goal when redistricting occurs? Why is it assumed that people have the same interests/opinions just because they are the same race or ethnicity? That's an offensive assumption. This map is a terrible mess.
David Hopkinson
This map is the worst of the proposed maps; the least fair, least reflects the electorate, most partisan imbalance.
Drew Beckman
While I like the configuration of Macomb County and Sterling Heights in this map, it does not achieve partisan fairness in a close election. This map is biased in favor of the Republican party and should not be adopted. This district configuration is present in other proposed maps with better partisan fairness measures.
Sharon Houck
The Lange congressional map does not keep Jackson County whole. It combines the eastern portion of Jackson County, including Waterloo Township, with Washtenaw county. Waterloo Township is a very rural community with no city water, no city sewer, no broadband, and no public transportation. The city of Ann Arbor and much of Washtenaw County has all of these things. If this map were to be used, Waterloo Township would not have a voice in Congress. Please don't adopt this map. The Chestnut map is much better. Thank you.
Dustin S
This map doesn't make since Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are not communities of interest.
Michael Novak
Districts do not follow natural boundaries or clear community connections. It gives the appearance of political influence and undermines the confidence (and voice) of the voters.
Kim K Lindsey
this map totally fails at communities of interest and the lines dividing many counties are just bizarre.
Adam Nash
This map violates the state constitution. I don't think more needs to be said than that. (d) Districts shall not provide a disproportionate advantage to any political party. A disproportionate advantage to a political party shall be determined using accepted measures of partisan fairness. (e) Districts shall not favor or disfavor an incumbent elected official or a candidate.
Constance Lippert
This map is unacceptable because the resulting political party scores are grossly off. Please choose the Skelela map so our votes are accurately reflected.
Valentino Zavala
Splintering Downriver taking away their voice and identity with this gerrymandering next step, political castration then their local autonomy.
Suzanne L Zavala
All of Downriver is a community of interest. Basically we are one community. It seems these maps are dividing communities of interest rather than grouping them together for a more fair election. Wyandotte has very little in common with the Ann Arbor area and the more rural communities in the proposed District 6. Downriver communities work together for the benefit of the whole area. Many residence have very little to do with the western cities included in this map.
Yim Kong
This map reduces the voice of minorities by putting many rural voters with city voters. The city votes where most of the minorities live are divided up in different districts to reduce their effect.
Steve Fish
Not a good map for West Michigan representation. Same situation as the current district 3 Gerrymander. There is some merit to combining city like areas like Grand Rapids and Muskegon, but there are too many country areas for fairness. Better to go with Apple V2 to better represent all these areas.
Jason Taylor
Why is Taylor being grouped with Detroit? These two cities have NOTHING in common. Downriver communities should have been grouped together.
Lisa Lamancusa
This map is similar to the current congressional district 3. The map is constructed to add many rural areas to the greater Grand Rapids area to eliminate the possibility of getting a Democratic candidate elected.
merlin steffes
This is the better of two ugly maps. It keeps Grand Rapids with surrounding communities instead of with the distant city of Muskegon.
Pat Dawson
Unfair map because Grand Rapids is with so many rural areas. Will have the same effect as the current district 3 Gerrymandered congressional map. The influence of large population Grand Rapids metro city areas is discounted. Go with Apple V2 to better represent all these areas.
Dan Fox
This congressional plan looks to be the worst of the lot. It makes sense to keep Clinton, Eaton and Ingham together. Just looking at the shape of the 7th district screams gerrymander.
Matthew D. Horwitt
All the maps are unfair but the Lange map is the worst. It has Republican bias. It breaks up the Lansing region, while the others do not. Chestnut, Birch and Szetala are preferable. Map for Lansing Region district is less compact.
Sam Chu
This is an unfair map for Michigan voters. Also, not a good map for Asians. Combines city areas with country areas to reduce the significance of our votes and divide priority for our needs in the city. Definitely a Republican influenced map.
Zach Rudat
Please keep Clinton County whole
Sam Chu
This is an unfair map for Michigan voters. Also, not a good map for Asians. Combines city areas with country areas to reduce the significance of our votes and divide priority for our needs in the city.
Bruce Roller
This is an unfair partisan map for West Michigan and the state as a whole. It weakens the vote of large population Grand Rapids metro city areas by combining with rural townships. Apple V2 or Chestnut are much better to represent all these areas.
Susan Andrews
Lange is a Republican gerrymander. Republicans would have won in 2020, which was a Democratic year. It also splits up the Lansing region to accomplish that. Chestnut, Birch and Szetela are much fairer. You want to choose fairness, not bias.
Allen Salyer
Troy, Michigan belongs in Oakland County, not Macomb County.
Karen Lawrence
This is an unfair partisan map for West Michigan and the state as a whole. This map has similar effects to the current district 3 Gerrymandered congressional map. It dilutes the influence of large population Grand Rapids metro city areas by combining with rural townships in Barry, Allegan and Ionia Counties. These townships do not want to be in the same district with Grand Rapids city as well. Better to go with Apple V2 or Chestnut to better represent all these areas.
Mollie Schairer
When will this commission draw a map that respects communities of interest for Washtenaw County?? I live in rural Saline Twp. District 6 would extend to Gross Ille, Southgate and Flat Rock?? Do your duty under the MI Constitution to keep communities of interest together.
merlin steffes
Although all the maps have a democrat bias, this map is better than the Szetela map.
Richard Smith
The interests of Rochester Hills, Troy, Royal Oak and Ferndale are similar and interconnected (by Woodward Avenue and I75). Those interests are disconnected from Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores and communities to the East. To expect a member of the U.S. House of Representative to adequately represent a hodgepodge of such very different communities is, I fear, asking too much.
Cal Morton
I agree with Kristine S Detmers comment posted in Michigan State House Pine V5 map, "... All these maps should have been drawn with a color blind eye and based on population alone! Gerrymandering at its worse!". The data shown in these maps should have only provided the "Total Population" and the "Voting Age Population". All other numbers are injecting race and ethnicity which overlooks the most important fact, "We are ALL Americans"!
Kathleen Goodin
This map is yet another disregard for the distinctions between Oakland and Macomb county cities and voters. Troy, and the cities north and south of it should be aligned with other Oakland County communities,
Nomi Joyrich
The worst of all the maps
Nomi Joyrich
THis is the worst of all the maps presented. This map looks like it was drawn specifically to give the most seats to the party that has the fewest votes.
Sue Macrellis
This map does not keep Jackson County whole. Rather it puts the county in three different districts and splits off the rural eastern portion of the county and joins it with Washtenaw county, specifically Ann Arbor. You could not pick two dissimilar areas to put together. It would definitely leave these people without a voice. What a mess!
Carol Ingall
Lange is the most discriminatory map. It is seriously biased Republican and breaks up communities of interest. Please do not used this unfair map.
Don Bishop
This is the least desirable proposed map for the Lansing Tri- county area . It is much more partisan and less compact than any of the other alternatives proposed for this area .
Bilky Joda-Miller
I don't like this map: All the maps are unfair however this is the worst. Map for Lansing Region district is less compact. It undoes the work of other maps to treat Ingham-Eaton Clinton as a unified region.
John Cameron
This map doesn't represent the diversity of the capital city. It only includes parts of Clinton County and adds Jackson. The Birch Map seems more far to both parties and represents the regional culture and people better.
Laurence S Rosen
This map appears not to be very compact; it groups together diverse areas that are parts of several different metro areas, areas that do not necessarily have the same interests. This map appears to be biased towards rural areas and dilutes the influence of the largest population communities.
Roni Rucker Waters
Although all of the maps have a Republican bias, the Lange Map is the most biased of the choices. It splits up the Lansing region. Chestnut and Birch v2 are more fair choices.
Jeff Padden
This map is problematic in several ways. Statewide, it includes much more partisan bias than other maps. Adopting this map would be an endorsement of partisan gerrymandering, rather than a remedy for it. Also, it misses the boat on other constitutional criteria, such as compactness. Splitting the Ingham/Eaton/Clinton community of interest is also a problem. Chestnut and Birch are better choices for the commission.
Ben Fineman
As a resident of Lyndon Township, I am strongly opposed to splitting Lyndon Township between two districts. With few exceptions these residents are all in Washtenaw County school districts, in the Chelsea Area Fire Authority, in the Chelsea District Library, and share the Lyndon Township municipal fiber network. It is unfair to group northeastern Lyndon residents with a county with which they do not identify.
Dave Frey
Clearly with such large districts, many districts are going to capture a wide diversity of communities. Given all the maps I've looked at, and all the comments, I still like map 42172 the best - https://districtr.org/plan/42172 - chunky districts, follows county and municipal boundaries better than other maps I've seen
Ed Saunders
There are several much better maps: Sztela, Birch v2, Chestnut.
Ruth A Kell
This map is yet another disregard for the distinctions between Oakland and Macomb county cities and voters. Troy, and the cities north and south of it should be aligned with other Oakland County communities, which are largely professional and service businesses, retail and office, while Macomb is far more marine and industrial oriented. This district will be continuously in major conflict.
VANESSA MULNIX
Awful map. Does not keep COI together. Split up in odd ways apparently only to even out numbers of voters, not COI's.
Richard Michalski
Not a good choice, since it only creates one competitive district. It is probably the MOST GERRRYMANDERED proposal of all. Chestnut is much better.
Anna Hicks
The Apple V2 map divides counties that should be kept whole. The Chestnut congressional map is a far better option since it is less disruptive of county lines. This will disenfranchise many rural voters. Cities do not share the same concerns such as broadband internet. I implore you, please do not adopt this map.
Aaron Haury
This is the most unfair of all the proposed congressional maps.
Paul Hauglie
I dislike this map. It does not keep Jackson county whole and needlessly divides it.
Chris Andrews
This is the most unfair map. All are biased in favor of Republicans by the commission's metrics of lopsided margin, mean-median difference and efficiency gap. This is the worst. It also is the least compact for the Lansing area. It undoes the work in other maps to treat Ingham-Eaton-Clinton as a unified region. Chestnut is best. Birch and Szetela are much better.
merlin steffes
When you democrat partisans get your marching orders and all of you say the same thing it is obvious. Every democrat partisan is saying "fair or unfair".
Jared Boot
This is the most unfair of all the proposed congressional maps.
Susan Vandercook
Made a mistake and hit wrong opinion button on previous comment. This is the most unfair of all proposed Congressional maps. Strongly dislike.
Richard Wochoski
Thank you for taking the time to create so many maps. It feels like many of them contain the same districting, which makes them all feel suspect. District 10, which combines Troy, Royal Oak and Rochester and Berkely with St. Clair Shores and other eastern areas will quickly become unworkable, as it combines newer neighborhoods that have specific needs with older ones that have different needs. That's in infrastructure, schools, safety and nearly every other category.
Ross Vandercook
This is the least fairest of all the maps.
Philip Martinez
This map is the worst of the maps for the US House of Representatives. The map for the Lansing region is less compact.
David J Houck
Boo. Keep Jackson county in the same district.
Lindsey Brayton
This map is not balanced and unfairly represents urban areas
Cynthia Richardson
I do not like the LANGE V2 Congressional map because it does not keep Jackson County whole. It combines the eastern portion of Jackson County, including Waterloo Township, with Washtenaw County. Waterloo Township is a VERY rural community with no city water/sewer services, no broadband and no public transportation. Ann Arbor has all of these things. If this map was used, Waterloo Township would not have a voice in Congress. Please do NOT use this map. The CHESTNUT Congressional map better represents my community of interest. Thank you.
Brian Boyer
This proposed map unnecessarily divides up the eastern side and the northern portion of Jackson County completely splitting up our current Community of Interest. Please do adopt this map.
Doug Swartz
The Lange congressional map does not keep the counties whole and appears the least reasonable for rural Jackson County of all the 5 options. It not only combines the eastern portion of Jackson County with Washtenaw County but also combines the northern portion of Jackson County with Ingham County. Please do not adopt this map. The alternate Chestnut congressional map keeps the counties more whole and as such is the best option. Thank you.
Patrice Johnson
This is a horrible map. It splits counties apart and "unpacks" Ann Arbor, which is simply a code word for gerrymandering for partisan purposes. Chestnut is a much fairer map.
Laurent Chappuis
Terrible map. Don't go there.
Laurie E
Chestnut remains the most fairly representative congressional map. This map pushes Troy with communities too far to the east to be able to provide fair representation. There are no COIs between the Oakland County jurisdictions here and the eastern jurisdictions of Macomb County.
Jackie Leslie
This is not a good map for keeping Jackson County whole.
Donald
Bad map. Keep Jackson with the rest of the county!
Jennifer Biddinger
This map is horrible. Splitting up our Jackson County community into 3 awkward districts? No, thank you.
Bernard Allore
City folks don't understand the issues and needs of farming communities. This map lumps urban and rural areas together and this will leave farmers without a voice because there is such a lack of ties to agriculture today. Please keep Jackson County together in one district. I am a senior citizen and I rely on services in my community of Jackson. Thank you.
Barbara Dame
This map breaks up Jackson County and the community it serves into 3 different directions! This is a terrible map! Please remember that the law states that communities of interest must be a priority and that districts should not provide a disproportionate advantage for any political party. This map does not solve the issue of gerrymandering.
Margaret Bayless
This map is less fair than other choices (Chestnut, Birch and Szetela)
Caron Maria Wootten
By far the worst example of of keeping our communities of interest and the best example of bias. As a Jackson city and Blackman Township resident and taxpayer I can find no logic in clumping our residents into Ingham County other than to pack and appease a Democrat agenda.
merlin steffes
Districts should be created starting from a large urban nucleus. A congressional district is 775,000. If the urban nucleus population requires more people then add surrounding urban cities. Only three counties have a population greater than 775,000 people so neighboring counties should be combined to form districts. Try to minimize breaking county boundaries. Very simply. Only becomes complicated when gerrymandering is attempted. If people with the same views wish to live next to each other then they should be in the same district. If people wish to "unpack" themselves then move out of the comfortable urban center to a area where the mall is 70 miles away. Yeah right they would say just make those rural people live under my urban rule instead is the reply.
Alexa Bush
This map is the worst one of this group. It is very unfair from a partisan perspective and packs Democrats in too many places.
Bill Richardson
The Lange congressional does not keep Jackson County whole. It combines the eastern portion of Jackson County, including Waterloo Township, with Washtenaw county. Waterloo Township is a very rural community with no city water, no city sewer, no broadband, and no public transportation. Ann Arbor has all of these things. If this map were to be used, Waterloo Township would not have a voice in Congress. Please don't adopt this map. The Chestnut map is much better. Thank you.
Alice
I was informative and polite to this person back in September; she is still advocating for an election scheme based on county wide vote wins regardless of the population of said county. This is illegal, unconstitutional, and apparently of no concern to her because two months later on this map the same garbage is proposed. If you cannot understand how offensive it is to hear someone constantly suggest the ~1.7 million voters (an ethnically and racially diverse population who have faced historical voting discrimination) of Wayne County should be equivalent to the 2046 voters in Keweenaw County I don’t know how to explain it to you. Go back and read the referenced post. (W5859) I owe my Detroit neighbors the kindness of countering such blatant racism.
Rebecca S Smith
Comments from Alice are rude and unnecessary. Be kind please.
Margaret Bayless
This map is biased towards Republicans and packs Democrats
Chris Andrews
This map is very unfair. Please don't pack Democrats. Pass Birch or Szetela.
TIMOTHY DEBLAEY
As in the Birch V3 plan, Muskegon County has no common interests with the mid state counties.
Alice
We already explained this to you on the comment portal.(w5859) You are either very dim or are a vicious anti-democratic bigot who doesn’t care about fairness, Ms. Weleski. I suggest the commission check said referenced exchange before deciding how much value to accord your comments on any proposed maps.
Rosemarie Weleski
I do not understand why each county could not be "the district?" Can someone explain that to me? Gerrymandering is an unnecessary and divisive form of trying to control elections. I do not believe we need to do anything but continue to keep counties whole. That being said, Midland is very far from Flint. I do not think it is very practical to include them with Midland...especially where we see funds needed for the flood issues in Midland County.
ED BLISSICK
Western Washtenaw and Eastern Jackson county should not be lumped in with Ann Arbor and eastern Washtenaw county. These are communities of interest that do not support the policies of eastern Washtenaw county and belong in district 5 or 7.
Justin Voss
Why would we separate outlying areas of Clinton County from their more common neighbors with a district that is so oddly shaped. Move western Clinton County and Ionia County to District 2 and eastern/southern Clinton County to District 7.
Susan Fegley McKee
Still don't like the sliver of Lyndon Township that gets placed separately from the rest of Washtenaw County
Nabil Chamra
Still very disappointed to see this area zoned into district 9 instead of district 11 or 10. It doesn't make any sense to put any parts of Oakland county with district 9 and the entire thumb of Michigan. It makes even less sense to put this specific part of Oakland township into district 9 considering it is zoned into Rochester Community Schools yet most of the area zoned into this school district is in district 10 or 11. I am asking this area be zoned into district 10 or 11 for the sake of continuity for having constituents with common characteristics in the same district together.
Patrick Maguire
Salem Township should be associated with Lyon Twp and South Lyon, as opposed to Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Northville. The majority of Salem Twp is South Lyon Schools. Most residents of the township would consider themselves part of the South Lyon area (especially since most have a South Lyon address). They go to South Lyon/Lyon Township for shopping, dining, church, etc.
Mary O'Neill
Just wondering why their is no Partisan fairness score but just shows Republican info? Makes me think this is not a good map
Christopher Khorey
Commission staff probably knows this, but the Partisan Fairness file for this map is broken. I am interested to see the election data for the 3rd, 7th, and 8th in particular, to see how those compare to Birch.
Steve
I can not think of any reason why Battle Creek would be in this district and excluded from communities like Kalamazoo and Jackson. It very disappointing and bad district for my community and doesn't reflect anything I know from living in the area.
Christopher Khorey
The Commission received clear feedback that Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton should be together. Why put Clinton in the 2nd District instead of Ionia?
Joe Fresard
This does not reflect any effort to make the district reasonably compact, respect municipal boundaries or reflect communities of interest, three of the required criteria.
Trenton Berry
Midland belongs with the Tri-Cites. The other commissioner's already made a compromise with Commissioner Lange that Midland would its own State House seat, but she totally ignores that and makes both a State Senate and Congressional Seat that takes them away from the Tri-Cites. Midland City is not rural and we belong with other local cities that would better represent us.
Yousif
This map dilute Chaldean voices in Rochester Hills, Troy and Sterling Heights. Apple V2 is the best congressional map!