Statement from state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) on the Supreme Court ruling allowing voters to decide on the redistricting measure:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

LANSING — On Tuesday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the Voters Not Politicians ballot initiative to create a bipartisan redistricting commission will be allowed on the ballot in November’s general election. In response to the ruling, state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) issued the following statement:

“I am relieved that the Michigan Supreme Court has decided to keep the decision on the future of redistricting in the hands of Michigan’s voters. Today’s decision is a game-changing win for democracy: empowering Michiganders the right to decide on the manner in which districts are drawn and whether this process should continue to be politicized. Our democracy works best when its power is in the hands of the people, and I am glad that this Michigan Supreme Court ruling will protect that reality.”

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