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Black and Latino voters have been shortchanged in redistricting, advocates and some judges say

Posted on AllSides January 26th, 2022
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elections, 2022 Elections, redistricting, minority voters
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

New congressional maps are completed in more than half the country, and so far Democrats have been spared the redistricting losses they endured a decade ago, a small mercy for their efforts to cling to their fragile House majority.

But advocates for voting rights say that raw political calculation overshadows another reality — how map drawers have manipulated the lines mostly at the expense of minorities.

Across the country, the White population has shrunk over the past decade as minority communities have swelled, according to the 2020 Census. Yet, the rapid growth...

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