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2019 Mackinac Policy Conference: Secretary of State Benson Talks Redistricting

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Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson joins Detroit Today to talk about the future of legislative districts throughout the state.

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There are a lot of issues swirling around this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

Roads and the budget, education and investment, Congress and the President.

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But there’s at least one issue that could throw a giant monkey wrench in the entire way Michigan politics operates: that’s whether or not the state of Michigan will soon be required to re-draw congressional and state legislative district lines before 2020. Then, after 2020, completely overhauling that line drawing process.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson joins Detroit Today to talk about how re-drawing district lines could affect the election in 2020. To apply to be a part of the citizen commission to redraw state districts, click here

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation. 

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