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Court orders Alabama congressional map include second Black district after Republicans defy Voting Rights Act

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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A federal court Tuesday vowed to draw a new Alabama congressional map including a second Black-majority district after the Republican-dominated state refused to obey its previous order to rectify its violation of the Voting Rights Act. Accusing the state of “deeply troubling” defiance, the three-judge panel ruled a special master will draw a map in time for the 2024 election with two Black districts instead of just one. “The law requires the creation of an additional district that affords Black Alabamians, like everyone else, a fair and reasonable opportunity to...

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