Big news out of Alabama: A panel of judges has selected the final map for the 2024 congressional races.
Why is this significant? The chosen map consolidates cities like Birmingham and Mobile into a single district. Notably, under this configuration, District 2 will have a demographic where almost half the voters are Black. Meanwhile, in District 7, Black voters will constitute just over half the electorate.
This change can be traced back to a directive from the Supreme Court last year. The court mandated that Alabama needed to ensure Black voters had a fair representation opportunity. As a result, the state was instructed to craft at least two districts where Black voters held substantial influence.
The decision has garnered mixed reactions. Many have celebrated it as a long-awaited move toward fairness, while others expressed their reservations, with some hoping for an appeal.
With these changes in place, one overarching question remains: Will this new map significantly influence Alabama’s political landscape come 2024?
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