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Black voters won a big victory in Louisiana. Some White voters said it violated their ‘personal dignity’

Posted on AllSides May 6th, 2024
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Stephen Smith/AP/File

Nearly two years after a federal judge said that Louisiana’s congressional map diluted Black voting power, Black voters are at risk of voting for a second time in an election under a plan that likely violates the Voting Rights Act.

In response to the judge’s ruling, the state’s Republican legislature had created a second majority-African American district in the state’s six district congressional plan. But now, a different federal court has said that adding the second majority-Black district is unconstitutional.

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