Pleasant Grove, Alabama Voting Rights Lawsuit Settles with Cumulative Voting Remedy

A proposed settlement has been reached in the voting rights lawsuit filed against the city of Pleasant Grove alleging the rights of black candidates and voters had been violated by the city’s use of at-large voting.

Court documents filed late last week include a proposed settlement agreement, which if approved by the court, would change the city’s election method to cumulative voting. Under at-large voting, no black person has ever been elected to the mayor’s office or city council in Pleasant Grove.

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