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Alabama rushes to adopt new congressional map amid disagreement on what district should look like


Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers convene Monday to draw a new congressional map. The directive comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the lower court’s ruling that Alabama’s existing congressional map — with a single Black district —  likely violated the Voting Rights Act.  The group of voters who sued the state and won before the Supreme Court have proposed the creation of a second  district where Blacks residents are 50.5% of the population. But Alabama Republicans, who hold a lopsided majority in the Alabama Legislature and will control the redistricting process, have not ceded they must create a second majority-Black district.

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