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Judge finds Voting Rights Act violation
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Posted By: 4250Luis, 11/17/2023 1:54:10 PM

North Dakota’s 2021 legislative redistricting plan violates the rights of two Native American tribes because it dilutes their voting strength, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Chief Judge Peter Welte said the redrawn legislative districts violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The ruling came months after a trial held in June in Fargo. In his ruling, Welte said the plan approved by the state Legislature to redraw voting districts in accordance with the latest census data “prevents Native American voters from having an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice” - a violation of the landmark civil rights law.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Luke21 11/17/2023 2:17:35 PM (No. 1600370)
Asspress found another "landmark" law they love. Eventually we will give these groups all the seats.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: southernboy 11/17/2023 2:33:06 PM (No. 1600376)
Apparently it's OK to dilute the voting strength of White voters.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kate318 11/17/2023 3:14:18 PM (No. 1600413)
The point is opportunity for accurate representation according to population. Not representation according to a specific population.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: formerNYer 11/17/2023 3:21:40 PM (No. 1600419)
He's a Trump judge too. ugh.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1 11/17/2023 5:11:36 PM (No. 1600475)
The states need to man up and tell the feddies to pound sand. The constitution doesn't give them the authority to meddle in internal state decisions like this.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 11/17/2023 7:04:18 PM (No. 1600516)
But, but, but, but.... I thought Indian tribes were soverign nations... . or is that just when it's convenient for setting up casinos? Why are they voting in my soverign nation?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 11/17/2023 7:07:02 PM (No. 1600517)
correction: sovereign
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