Voting rights groups urge Supreme Court to let order for redrawn Alabama congressional map stand

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, an advocacy group for voting rights, is urging the US Supreme Court to uphold the ruling of a lower court which found that the state of Alabama must redraw its congressional districts. A panel of 3 federal judges – including two Trump appointees – found that the newly drawn map was in violation of section 2 of the Voting Rights Acts, which bans racial discrimination in elections, because the new map’s district lines make it difficult or impossible for black voters to elect an official of their choosing. The state of Alabama, however, is seeking a reversal of this decision from the nation’s highest court. 

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