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Arnold Schwarzenegger to visit East Lansing to "terminate" gerrymandering

EAST LANSING - Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will visit East Lansing next week to encourage voters to "terminate" the way Michigan draws its political maps.

Schwarzenegger, who played the "Terminator" in his movie days, will host a rally in downtown East Lansing at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20th.

That's the same day as the Michigan-Michigan State football game.

He'll host a fundraising breakfast just before the rally. Tickets start at $100 and cost up to $5,000. People who pay $500 or more will get a picture taken with Schwarzenegger.

It's not a new issue for him.

A spokesperson for "Voters Not Politicians" - the group sponsoring Prop 2 - says Schwarzenegger was behind a similar effort in California several years ago. She says the Michigan plan is similar to the California one.

"The principle is the same: citizens, not politicians drawing the lines," said Elizabeth Battiste.

She says Schwarzenegger has already shown support for Prop 2 by holding events for it and donating to the cause.

The East Lansing fundraiser and rally will be his only Michigan stop that day.


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