What the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision means for politics

by - June 25, 2013

“There will be lots of people on all sides looking at current section 5 covered districts and seeing whether they need to be redrawn to comply with the Constitution,” said the Democratic lawyer. “This will likely spur another round of redistricting changes and challenges in some places.” What we do know is that those consequences will be primarily visited in the 9 states — Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia – that are entirely covered by the VRA. The impact could also be felt in the handful of counties in other states where pre-clearance is required. Here’s a map of all areas covered — in whole or in part — by the VRA:
VRA Map

What the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision means for politics

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