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Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:05 PM

Federal court orders Alabama redraw Congressional map

Federal judges on Monday blocked Alabama's Congressional map and ordered the Republican-majority legislature to redraw a new map that matches the state's demographics, and has two Congressional districts with a substantial amount of Black voters.

The three-judge panel, including two judges appointed by former President Trump and one circuit judge appointed by former President Clinton, said the latest Congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act by drawing only one seat where Black voters make up a majority or plurality of the district.

"Black voters have less opportunity than other Albamians to elect candidates of their choice to Congress," the judges wrote. "Any remedial plan will need to include two districts in which Black voters either comprise a voting-age majority or something quite close to it."

Alabama's Black residents currently make up 26.8% of the state's population, and account for 34% of the state's entire population increase last decade. The majority were drawn into Alabama's 7th district, which has a Black voting age population of over 54%, according to the Princeton Gerrymandering Project.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-redistricting-map-congress-majority-black-district/

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spanone Jan 2022 #1
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Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:10 PM

1. Thanks federal judges....there should be serious consequences for not allowing 'certain'...

people to vote.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:21 PM

2. But what about Texas?

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