S. Carolina’s US House maps under scrutiny because of race
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 5:42 AM EST
(AP) - A federal trial to determine whether South Carolina’s congressional maps are legal is closing with arguments over whether the state Legislature diluted Black voting power.
The NAACP says the General Assembly removed Black voters from the coastal 1st District to make it easier for Republicans to win and dilute African American votes.
The General Assembly says it drew maps fairly to deal with 10% population growth concentrated along the coast.
A panel of three federal judges will hear closing arguments in the case Tuesday morning in Charleston.
A ruling is expected later.
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