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Svante Myrick Comments on Court Ruling Against Alabama Republican Map: The Grio

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First published in The Grio.

In a victory for voting rights advocates, a special master was appointed to redraw Alabama’s congressional map after Republicans in the state put forth a redistricting map that the court ruled violates the constitutional rights of Black Alabamians.

“Voters go to the ballot box thinking of who’s going to improve their pocketbook, improve their streets, and keep them safe,” said the former mayor of Ithaca, New York. “Today made it clear why voters should also think about which judges will be appointed by the politicians they vote for.”

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