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Sharon Houck
The Lange State Senate map is NOT a good map. It combines Jackson County, which is mostly rural, with half of the city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has public utilities, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas have none of these things. These different communities have different needs and require different legislative representation. Please adopt instead the “Palm” State Senate map. It does a much better job of satisfying the ‘communities of interest’ objective of this committee.
Deandre M
Prop 2 promised to end drawing lines for political reasons, or gerrymandering. This map makes it even worse by breaking up united communities for blatant political purposes. This map is not TRULY fair to both parties like we were promised.
Michael Novak
District 12 an 11 lack compactness. They span long, narrow (vertical on the map) in an attempt to connect far away communities. Why? Spanning more horizontally would make for a more compact districts.
Michael Novak
Wayne County communities and Macomb County communities are mixed together.
Michael Novak
Grosse Pointes have more in common with Eastpointe and Roseville, than New Baltimore, Harrison Twp and costal Macomb County. It appears to be an attempt to pull a Wayne County community into Macomb County... for some reason?
Chris Wingate
This is most partisan skewed of all the options! Classic example of gerrymandering. Palm is best option given to us.
Kim K Lindsey
This map is partisan and not respectful of the communities of interest requirement. Palm map is the best of several bad options.
Penny K Wingate
This is not a fair representation of communities of interest. Jackson should not be put with Ann Arbor. I approve of Palm.
Lisa Lamancusa
Not impressed with the partisan fairness of this map for Michigan overall. In addition, this map divides up the Grand Rapids area north and south to strategically give Republicans and advantage where it is not warranted by the number of Democratic voters in the area. Please reject this map.
Pat Dawson
This map is not fair for Michigan voters. Not any better than the current district Gerrymandered Senate map. City folks won’t be represented well. Looks like heavy Republican influence in map drawing. Linden is the best.
Dan Fox
Cherry and Linden are both better than Lange.
Matthew D. Horwitt
The Lange map has more partisan bias. It makes it less likely that the party with the most votes wins the seats. I want fairness, not bias. Please do not adopt this map.
Matthew D. Horwitt
The Lange map has more partisan bias. It makes it less likely that the party with the most votes wins the seats. I want fairness, not bias. Please do not adopt this map.
Sam Chu
This map is not fair representation for Michigan or our Asian area. Absolutely a Republican influenced map. Linden or map has the best districts.
Zach Rudat
Please keep Clinton County whole
Bruce Roller
This map is not partisan fair for Michigan. Typical map drawn by Republican influence.
Jillyn Schultz
District 15 is okay with regard to Milan although I think it would serve residents better to put ALL of Milan into 15 rather than split them into 16. But half of us in 15 is better than none of us. I don't understand at all why District 14 includes the north side of Ann Arbor yet stretches all the way to Marshall. There is NOTHING in common between Ann Arbor area voters and 90% of the voters between the Washtenaw County line and Marshall. There is no comparison.
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 Gerrymandered Senate 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 Linden or Cherry V2 to better represent all these areas.
Alan P
Seriously? Breaking up Jackson and Ann Arbor? No community of interest concerns there, clearly......
merlin steffes
Another extremely partisan map favoring Democrats. Read Don Bishop's comment. That is called reverse phycology. They know these maps are gerrymandered for the democrats but say these maps are bad for democrats to try to sway republican support. Not me Don.
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"!
Kristine Yeutter
Your constitutional duty is to consider communities of interest. This map divides our rural voices with that of metropolitan areas. We ask for fairness, not divisions with attempts to divide us and give unfair advantage to big cities. Please consider the PALM map, which allows our rural voices to have fair representations.
Don Bishop
Extremely partisan map favoring Republicans.
Sue Macrellis
This map reaches a long snout into Washtenaw County bringing in a good chuck of Ann Arbor and puts an ear on a child's drawing of a dog. I am at a loss to determine the purpose of such contours. It is certainly not an effort to keep communities of interest together - especially for Ann Arbor. Also the areas joined by this map do not have intersecting needs or interests. Not a good choice.
Mollie Schairer
I am a resident of rural Washtenaw County. This map clearly splits up communities of interest, and makes no geographic sense. Eastern Calhoun county in the same district as downtown Ann Arbor?? Come on!
Paul McCarthy
This map is the most partisan-skewed of all state senate maps under consideration. This is exactly the kind of partisan gerrymandering that the new process was supposed to eliminate.
Ed Saunders
Not as good as Linden or Cherry v2.
Katherine Schmidt
This map seems to be very contrived around large cities and disenfranchises the voice of those living in more rural communities. In the central and southern Michigan, counties are split and centered around large urban areas. Rural counties, Like Eaton, Barry, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo, seem to be divided and joined with counties there are more urban, like Ingham, Jackson, and Kent. In the North, putting part of the Upper Peninsula and part of the Lower Peninsula in a single district does not accurately reflect any geographic, economic, or cultural region of interest. Southeast Michigan seems even more contrived. Keep counties whole wherever possible, and keep rural communities with other rural communities.
JEFFREY YEUTTER
This map does not align with the "communities of interest" principle as well as the Palm map. Too much combining of rural and metropolitan areas. Looks like lots of gerrymandering to favor the Democrat Party it appears. I thought the commission was about "people and not politics".
Catherine Upton
If you were to look up gerrymandering in the dictionary, a picture of this map would likely pop up. How many different ways can you try to tie in voters from Ann Arbor to Jackson County. This may be the worst map of all. Please vote for the PALM map which does a much better job of satisfying the "communities of interest" objective both this commission. Thank you.
VANESSA MULNIX
I like Jackson County whole, but the thread to the east makes no sense. Unless the goal is not COI.
Richard Michalski
Does not create as many competitive districts as Palm proposed plan.
Anna Hicks
When I looked up gerrymandering in the dictionary, a picture of this map popped up. How many different ways can you try to tie in voters from Ann Arbor to Jackson County. This may be the worst map of all. Please vote for the PALM map.
Chris Andrews
Cherry and Linden are fairer and better maps.
Aaron Haury
This map is not as good as Cherry or Linden. Those maps better reflect statewide voting patterns and communities of interest.
Paul Hauglie
I dislike this map. It does not keep Jackson county whole and needlessly divides it. Jackson county should never be lumped into the same district as Ann Arbor, unless gerrymandering is the goal.
Sarah Abbott
Thanks for the only other unique option. But if it splits Ann Arbor it is only for the purpose of the democratic gerrymander. This map - like almost all of the other senate maps - gives democrats a guaranteed majority and that is not right.
Jared Boot
This map is not as good as Cherry or Linden. Those maps better reflect statewide voting patterns and communities of interest.
Larry Parsons
Why split Ann Arbor? No community of interest reasons. This map is just as likely to give democrats an insurmountable edge as the other senate maps, besides palm which is still not great. Thank you commissioner Lange for fighting for communities of interest, though! Your efforts against the bullies on the commission are appreciated :)
Lindsey Brayton
This map is not balanced and unfairly represents urban areas
Cynthia Richardson
I do not like the Lange State Senate map. It divides Jackson County and combines rural areas of Jackson County with half of the City of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has more public service offerings, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas, like Waterloo Township, have none of these things. Rural communities have VERY different needs and require different legislative representation. Please use the PALM State Senate map. It better represents my community. Thank you.
Brian Boyer
This proposed map unnecessarily combines Jackson County with other neighboring areas greatly enlarging the population of our current Community of Interest. Please do adopt this map.
Russ Jennings
Do not like
Doug Swartz
The Lange State Senate map combines rural areas of Jackson County way too much with the urban area of Washtenaw County. I am disappointed to see how unfair these map options are for those of us living here in Jackson County. This map appears to have been designed to drown out our rural Jackson voice as the Senate representatives would be too busy bending to the specialized needs, demands, and ultimately ‘dollars’ of Washtenaw County. Please do not adopt this map. The alternate Palm State Senate is the better choice. Thank you.
Jackie Leslie
This map is just not good for Jackson County
Donald
Ann Arbor has no common interests with Jackson
Karen Land
This doesn’t make any sense for Ann Arbor and immediately surrounding areas. Goes way too far to the west. And the deviation seems way off to me.
merlin steffes
Unpack is code for gerrymandering.
Jennifer Biddinger
This map is obvious that you want to "unpack" the liberal voters in Ann Arbor into our Jackson County!
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 does not solve the issue of gerrymandering. Districts are being shifted based on politics rather than focusing first on the communities of interest that each area serves. Please listen to the testimonies you have heard over the past moths. The citizens at the public hearings have stated very clearly that their rural communities have very different areas of interest than urban areas. Why would you combine Jackson County with Ann Arbor? Please remember that the law states that districts should not provide a disproportionate advantage for any political party.
Caron Maria Wootten
This map would be a guarantee that our small surrounding Jackson communities would get lost in the noise and never have the ear to representation we too rely on. I am asking that you make the the "Palm" map your Senate map of choice.
Bill Richardson
I do not like the Lange State Senate map for District 16. It combines Jackson County, which is mostly rural, with half of the city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has public utilities, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas have none of these things. These different communities have different needs and require different legislative representation. Please adopt instead the “Palm” State Senate map. It does a much better job of satisfying the ‘communities of interest’ objective of this committee. Thank you.