Alabama House

Redistricting
5:17 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Ala. House Democrats to fight districts in DC

Side-by Side Comparison of previous districts and Sen. Dial's redistricting plan.
Alabama Reapportionment Office State of Alabama

Democrats in the Alabama House have decided to fight new legislative districts in Washington rather than in the state.

House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden said House Democrats have consulted with their attorneys and decided not to challenge the districts in state court. Instead, they will take their battle to the U.S. Justice Department. The Voting Rights Act requires the Justice Department to approve the new districts before they can be used in the legislative elections in 2014.

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