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5:13 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Lawmaker Denies Republican Slant In Redistricting

Republican Sen. Gerald Dial, during testimony in federal court, denied that the senate redistricting process was intended to create more Republican districts.
Credit blog.al.com

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.

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.

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