black legislators http://apr.org en Lawmaker Denies Republican Slant In Redistricting http://apr.org/post/lawmaker-denies-republican-slant-redistricting <p>A state senator who was in charge of a committee that drew Alabama's senate districts has denied that the process was intended to create more Republican districts.</p><p>Republican Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville testified in federal court Thursday that his only goals going into the redistricting process were to prevent incumbents from facing each other, to avoid reducing the percentage of minorities in majority black districts, and to protect communities of interest.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:13:51 +0000 The Associated Press 35690 at http://apr.org Lawmaker Denies Republican Slant In Redistricting