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Alabama House passes new congressional map over Democratic objections

BY: - July 19, 2023

The Alabama House Wednesday approved a new congressional map that would create a majority-Black district and one with 42% Black population after a four-hour debate that featured steady and often sharp criticism from Democrats. The map passed the Republican-controlled chamber on a 74-27 vote. Reps. Ivan Smith, R-Clanton and Rep. Rhett Marques, R-Enterprise, both abstained. […]

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Alabama House, Senate GOP approve two separate congressional maps

BY: and - July 18, 2023

House and Senate Republicans approved two different congressional maps in committees on Tuesday, potentially creating a conflict just days ahead of a deadline to submit proposals to a federal court. The House State Government committee approved a new state congressional map that creates a majority-Black congressional district in western Alabama and a 42% Black district […]

Federal court sets July 21 deadline for Alabama Legislature to draw new congressional maps

BY: - June 16, 2023

The Alabama Legislature will have until July 21 to draw a second congressional district where “Black voters either comprise a voting-age majority or something quite close to it,” in compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week in Allen v. Milligan. The deadline was set at a Friday status conference on the case. U.S. […]