Ala. Democrats Offer Maps For Legislative Seats

Montgomery, AL – Democrats in the Alabama Legislature have proposed what they say would be fair plans to redraw the state's 105 House districts and 35 Senate districts.

The Legislature must redraw district lines every 10 years after the results of the U.S. Census are released.

Lawmakers are expected to meet in a special session beginning May 14 to consider redistricting.

Sen. Bobby Singleton of Greensboro said Friday that the public has still not seen the redistricting plan being prepared by the Legislature's Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment, which is led by Republicans.

Singleton, who is black, said a goal of Democrats is to maintain the current eight Senate districts and 27 House districts that have black majorities.

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