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Subject:  Re: Nu Yawk going to recreational Pot 2019 Date:  12/12/2018  12:39 PM
Author:  steve203 Number:  549019 of 567579

Oh goody, the "leaders and statesmen" in Lansing are at it again.

Congressional and legislative districts in the southeastern part of Michigan are blatantly gerrymandered. A proposal on the ballot last month, which voters approved, takes redistricting away from the pols in Lansing and gives the authority to an independent, bipartisan, board of citizens.

The signatures that got the proposal on the ballot must have mostly come from the densely populated areas in the southeast corner of the state, where the people impacted by the gerrymandering live.

Lansing is working on a fix for stuff getting on the ballot that the GIC don't like.

Lame-duck: Michigan House panel OKs bill to make it harder to organize ballot drives

...would impose a geographic threshold for groups proposing constitutional amendments, initiated bills and referendums. They would be limited to collecting no more than 10 percent of their signatures from a single congressional district.

Sounds like another affront to the principle of "one man, one vote", but that is how the second most corrupt state in the union rolls.

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