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Black Voters Challenge Louisiana’s New District Maps

New district maps for the Louisiana House and Senate illegally dilute Black voting strength, a lawsuit alleges. 

The suit, filed late Monday in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge, says the new maps “embody Louisiana’s legacy of discrimination.” It asks that the new legislative districts be declared unconstitutional and that election officials be blocked from holding elections using the new maps. 

It also seeks a deadline for the state to draw up new maps with more majority-Black districts. Failure to meet the deadline should result in the court ordering a plan that it believes would conform to the federal Voting Rights Act, the lawsuit says.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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