For Immediate Release: Friday, April 20th, 2012
Republican power grab in Oakland county headed back to court
Democrats on the Oakland county commission file lawsuit, charging Republicans ignored the law with gerrymandered redistricting plan
LANSING, MI – A lawsuit has been filed today against the Oakland County Commission – acting as the Oakland County Apportionment Commission – for adopting a new redistricting plan that ignores state redistricting laws.
“Republicans on the Oakland County Commission should adopt the most legally sound plan,” said County Commissioner David Woodward (D-Royal Oak). “They clearly didn’t adopt a legal, fair plan so they could gerrymander a Republican majority, to maintain; as Brooks Patterson said, ‘Republican control for the foreseeable future.’”
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