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Redistricting Commission Considering Partisan Appointment

LANSING, Mich., December 7, 2020 – In a clear case of irony, the “non-partisan” Michigan Redistricting Commission is considering a hyper-partisan appointment to the General Counsel position to advise the commission on all legal matters.

The Michigan Redistricting Commission is considering the appointment of James Lancaster to fill the role of General Counsel to the commission, a role that carries immense power as chief legal advisor. Lancaster has a long partisan history of financially supporting Democrats and liberal causes. This also comes after candidates with even the slightest partisan ties to Republicans were rejected for other positions on the commission.

“The fact that the Redistricting Commission is considering a partisan Democrat like James Lancaster for such a vital and powerful role, shows how easily the commission can become a vessel for the Democrat Party.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on all members of the commission to reject Mr. Lancaster’s consideration, and uphold the standard they have established of choosing candidates with no connection to partisan politics.”