“Court to check if new congressional map in Alabama weakens the power of Black voters”

From NPR’s Morning Edition: “The legal fight continues over Alabama’s congressional map. A federal court is set to check if a new map approved by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature weakens the power of Black voters.”

More on this story from Political Wire:

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) suggested in a statement that her state’s new congressional map was intended to defy a federal court order that the state create two districts where Black voters could elect their preferred candidates.

Said Ivey: “The Legislature knows our state, our people and our districts better than the federal courts or activist groups and I am pleased that they answered the call, remained focused and produced new districts ahead of the court deadline.”

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