Democratic Congressman Sander Levin testified today before a legislative committee. He is opposed to a proposed set of redrawn political maps that are based on new census data.
Levin says the maps drawn by Republican state lawmakers are grossly skewed in favor of Republican candidates.
He says the question is whether the Senate will reject the maps approved by the state House last week, "That so arrogantly places partisan interests ahead of voter interests.
"And whether the governor, who came to office pledging to put the interests of Michigan citizens ahead of partisan interests, will send a clear message right here and now, that his message is a real one," he says.
Republican lawmakers say the G.O.P. redistricting plan is fair and takes population shifts into consideration.