Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS PUSHES UNTIL ALABAMA FOUND GUILTY OF RACIAL GERRYMANDERING

Feeling Rebloggy
from Jan 20 2017

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the state of Alabama engaged in unconstitutional racial gerrymandering in at least 12 districts in order to preserve a Republican supermajority. The ruling is a victory for the state’s [legislative section of the Congressional] Black Caucus, which has been fighting in court for years against voting maps that intentionally limit the voting power of African Americans by packing them into as few oddly-shaped districts as possible.

The decision, which came down on the day Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office, calls on Alabama to re-draw 12 districts that were drawn “predominantly” based on race. These districts are all currently represented by Democrats, and 10 out of 12 by Black Democrats.
~THINKPROGRESS.ORG 

 https://thinkprogress.org/alabama-found-guilty-of-racial-gerrymandering-e42f48e19c40#.b3w7oxbqy