Daunt v. Benson: Voters Not Politicians’ Proposed Answer

Court Level
District Court

On August 12, 2019, VNP filed a Proposed Answer along with its motion to intervene as a defendant in the case, arguing that the eligibility requirements for the Commission do not violate the U.S. Constitution. Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved the constitutional amendment establishing the Commission, recognizing that politicians have an inherent conflict of interest in drawing their own electoral districts. Voters in 67 of Michigan’s 83 counties approved the constitutional amendment.