Republican redistricting pits Sander Levin against Gary Peters.
Who are not happy.
Levin and Peters issued a joint statement condemning the Republican maps as the most “shamelessly partisan” plan the state has ever seen.
“Instead of drawing fair lines that follow community and county borders in a logical way, the Republican legislature has drafted a map so skewed that it exploits every trick in the book to gerrymander districts in ways that benefit Republican incumbents,” the joint statement read. “The legislature and Governor Snyder should reject this gerrymandered map and draw congressional boundaries in a way that puts Michigan voters’ interests squarely ahead of flagrant partisan advantage.”
The map can be found here.
As for the charge regarding the failure to draw fair lines that follow community and county borders in a logical way – that is bull. The districts always looked pretty funky.
For a rather detailed evaluation of the proposal, see here.