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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Georgia Congressional Map Ruling

Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford (NV-04) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia’s ruling on Georgia’s congressional maps:

“Today, a federal judge ruled that some of Georgia’s congressional and state legislative maps diluted the voting power of Black voters in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The judge made clear that maps drawn in a racially discriminatory manner would not be permitted and ordered Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and the Republican majority General Assembly to redraw the maps with an additional majority Black congressional district before December 8.

“While today’s decision is a victory for Black voters in Georgia and for the Voting Rights Act, the decision will likely be appealed by the Republican-controlled state legislature, which underscores the need to pass federal voting rights legislation. As such, the Congressional Black Caucus will continue our efforts in Congress to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.”

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