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Majority Black District Not Settled

When it seemed that African American voters had been awarded a second majority congressional voting district, this reporter said that the war was not over; it was only beginning. A lawsuit recently filed by non-African American voters against a map outlining the new Black district was rejected by a three-judge federal panel. The panel cited agreement with the group that filed the lawsuit, stating the map amounted to "constitutional racial gerrymandering" that discriminated against White voters represented in Congress by Garrett Graves. Now, it appears that legislators are back to square one, t...


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