The U.S. Supreme Court recently barred federal courts from requiring states to fix their newly adopted but unlawful congressional maps before the 2022 midterm congressional elections.
When legislatures draw lines that are discriminatory or gerrymandered, the will of voters is subverted and diminished, Jasmine Burney-Clark is the founder of Equal Ground Education Fund and Action Fund, writes in this op-ed.
The battle over the map in Ohio—mirroring other GOP-controlled states—comes as congressional Democrats have been fighting to pass various voting rights legislation.
Longtime North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who presides over a district that has been held by a Black representative for nearly the last 30 years, won't seek re-election in part because of a "racially gerrymandered" redrawn congressional map.
Voting rights advocates were dealt two huge victories when courts rejected blatant attempts at suppressing votes of mostly people of color.
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