A coalition of civil rights groups is suing to block Louisiana’s new congressional map, saying the new boundaries violate the Voting Rights Act.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, say the map dilutes the political power of Black voters, The Daily Advertiser reported.
This week, both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature voted mainly along party lines to override Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a congressional redistricting bill. It marked the first time in nearly three decades that lawmakers refused to accept a governor’s refusal of a bill they had passed.
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