On Friday, Aug. 5, Michigan Chief Deputy Attorney General Christina Grossi (D) sent a letter to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) notifying her that the Michigan attorney general’s office asked for a special prosecutor to consider charging nine individuals who allegedly illegally accessed voting equipment.
On Friday, a panel of three federal judges denied a request to block Michigan’s new congressional map while a lawsuit proceeds, ensuring that the map will be in place for the 2022 election cycle.
Michigan’s legislative maps saw some activity in state and federal courts this week.
On Tuesday, the League of Women Voters of Michigan, a coalition of voting and civil rights advocates and voters filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Supreme Court against the state’s new districts for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Last night, the Detroit/Downriver Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans and Rise filed a motion to intervene in Public Interest Legal Foundation v. Benson, a federal case seeking to purge voters from Michigan’s voter rolls.
Yesterday, Republicans filed a lawsuit in Michigan challenging the state’s new congressional map.
On Wednesday night, members of the Michigan House of Representatives representing Detroit, the Romulus City Council and Black voters filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Supreme Court challenging Michigan’s new legislative and congressional maps passed in December.
Earlier today, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission approved a new congressional map for the state.
A study by Progress Michigan found that Michigan Republicans’ scheme to circumvent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) veto could eliminate one of every five polling locations in the state.
On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 303, which would add stricter voter ID requirements and ban election officials from proactively sending absentee ballots without a request from the voter.
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