STATEMENT: Michigan Dems Chair on Federal District Court Ruling Legislative Maps Unconstitutional

LANSING — This evening, the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party Lavora Barnes released the following statement on the U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan ruling that declared 13 of Michigan’s House and Senate districts unconstitutional and ordered them redrawn:

“Tonight, I want to be clear that no matter how this process proceeds, we are confident that Democrats will be able to hold the majority in the House and maintain our Democratic trifecta that has continually delivered for Michiganders on the most important issues facing our state.

“It is also important to note that the special elections that have already been announced for 2024 are expected to proceed as planned. We are working hard to win those elections to ensure that voters in those districts have the representation that they deserve.

“It’s more clear than ever that a majority of Michiganders support our Democratic values and believe in what we are fighting for.

“Let’s not forget how Democrats in Lansing delivered this year — we passed bills to lower costs for millions of Michigan families, expand and protect reproductive rights, fund public education at record levels, protect our democracy, and much more.

“Wherever these lines are drawn, we’re ready to make our case to voters and keep fighting for a brighter future for Michigan.”


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