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Gov. Whitmer on U.S. Supreme Court Decision


June 27, 2019  


Gov. Whitmer on U.S. Supreme Court Decision  

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision in Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek on the constitutionality of gerrymandering: 


“Michiganders deserve to have their voices heard and their votes counted. Gerrymandering undermines the basic idea of open and free elections — regardless of political affiliation. It’s disappointing that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review this unfair practice, despite several other courts declaring partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional. This is why passage of Proposal 2 was so crucial to ensure Michigan has fair maps and fair representation. As governor, I will continue to do my job to ensure that voters can pick their elected officials, not the other way around.”