This is more than the current 58-52 advantage of the Republican Party in the maps drawn up by the Republican-led legislature in 2011 and operating during the 2020 election cycle.
In disagreement, Judge Elizabeth Welch, joined by Richard Bernstein, two other Democratic candidates for the seven-man court, said most made the mistake of refusing to hear the case rather than delving into the arguments.
Statistical models of political scientist at the University of Washington, Christopher Warshaw, believe that “the adopted plan will not actually allow the Democratic Party to get a majority in the House of Representatives, except for the election year,” – writes Welch.
“By not taking part in a significant study of what the law requires, the Court is proposing a relaxed approach that could ultimately thwart the intentions of more than 60% of Michigan voters who supported the guerrilla ban.”
Friday’s Michigan Supreme Court ruling is the latest in a series of legal victories for the bipartisan county restructuring commission, whose 13 members completed the powers of the State House and Senate in December, as well as responsibilities for creating maps in Congress in a decade. process. they have not yet blossomed.
The commission’s cards have so far survived a liberal lawsuit that claimed they would be illegal deprive black voters of their voting rightsand part of a Republican lawsuit alleging that congressional maps did not combine properly. “community of interest».