Federal judges say Michigan's legislative districts need to be redrawn

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LANSING, MI (AP) - A panel of federal judges say Michigan's congressional, legislative districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

They have ordered a redrawing of the legislative map for 2020.

The ruling stems from a trial held in February of this year on a lawsuit by Democratic voters alleging that Michigan’s U.S. House and state legislative districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

This dilutes the voting power of Democrats.

Michigan’s U.S. and state legislative districts were enacted in 2011 by a Republican governor and Republican-led Legislature.

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