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U.S. Supreme Court ruling brightens electoral map for Democrats in 2024

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2023
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Voting Rights and Voter Fraud, Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court, Democratic Party
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In the 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of Black voters who challenged a Republican-drawn electoral map in Alabama, finding the state violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting.

That could force Alabama to redraw its seven House districts so that two would contain Black majorities or near-majorities, up from one now. Analysts said that would give Democrats a greater chance of winning seats across the South, where voting often breaks down along racial lines.

The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan electoral analysis group in Washington,...

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