Most of the black communities in Alabama are dispersed among the state’s six mainly White districts, diluting Black voting power.
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In enacting certain election laws limiting registration outreach and the use of drop boxes, Florida violated the Voting Rights Act, court.
The ruling overturns Wisconsin’s redrawn election map, including a new county to explain the growth of the black population.
There are key African American figures behind the voting rights movement working to ensure that voting rights are reality for all citizens.
The ongoing federal challenge to Texas’s redistricting has made stunning revelations including possible federal law violations.
Thursday, the House passed voting rights legislation in a way that it is expected to spark a fight in the Senate over topic and filibuster.
New district maps drawn by independent commissions would be most likely to pass Manchin’s test, the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA).
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. has vowed to change Senate rules if the GOP once more blocks the voting rights bill.
President Biden has appointed specialists in voting rights to two U.S. appellate courts. Myrna Perez was approved by the Senate in October.
President Biden is facing more pressure from Religious leaders to shepherd the passage of voting rights legislation through the Senate.