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Democrats and Republicans await fate as random draw to fill Michigan Redistricting Commission seats

Michigan – The Michigan Department of State is organizing a live, online event to pick three new members for the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 3:30 p.m. It’s being held because three members have recently left the commission.

Three seats remain vacant since this month

Dustin Witjes and MC Rothhorn, both from the Democratic Party, stepped down on Dec. 20 and Dec. 26, respectively. On the same day, Douglas Clark, a Republican Party member, also resigned.

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The commission consists of four members each from the Democratic and Republican parties, and five who are Independents.

According to Michigan’s laws, the new members will be chosen randomly from a group of potential candidates who were shortlisted in June 2020. This group includes 52 people associated with the Democrats and 54 with the Republicans.

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The selection will be broadcasted online, and the company Rehmann LLC will oversee the process.

Every 10 years, this commission redraws the boundaries for Michigan’s areas represented in Congress.Top of Form