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Federal Judge Hears Lawsuit Challenging Congressional Redistricting

Federal Judge Hears Lawsuit Challenging Congressional Redistricting

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A federal judge has heard from a legal team that’s accused the General Assembly of racial gerrymandering. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three voters in the Third Congressional District. The plaintiffs say the General Assembly packed African-American voters into Virginia’s only black majority congressional district. Bobby Scott (D-Newport News) has represented the 3rd District since 1993. Scott (pictured) is the only African-American who’s represented Virginia in Congress since Reconstruction. The plaintiffs say the boundaries make the districts that border Scott’s safer for Republican incumbents. Virginia is one of several states where Democrats have gone to court to challenge redistricting plans drawn by Republicans who want to maintain control of the House of Representatives.

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