State of Alabama struck down Voting Rights Act: US Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a ruling that Alabama’s state election map violated federal law. News: BBC.

The US Supreme Court said so based on serious allegations of violations of the Act to Eliminate Racial Discrimination in Voting. The 2021 redistricting of the seven seats in the House of Representatives in a state governed by a Republican governor hinders the right of blacks to vote.

In this case, the lower court also said that there was a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Four of the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court called it a violation of black voting rights. It is said that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been violated.

The order required Alabama to redistrict seven congressional districts and add a second black majority district.

Black voters currently make up 27 percent of the state. Only one in seven districts in the state is majority black. It is owned by the Democrats. The other six are held by Republicans.


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