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Alpha Phi Alpha v. Raffensperger

Last Updated Feb 28, 2022
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No. 1:21-cv-05337 (N.D. Ga.)

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Federal court challenge to state legislative districts as violation of ยง 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The complaint alleges that “[t]he new State Senate and State House maps dilute the voting strength of Black Georgians because they fail to include more than a half-dozen additional districts where Black voters could form a majority and have the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.”

Plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on Jan. 07, 2022 and renewed it on Jan. 13, 2022, while Georgia moved to the dismiss the lawsuit on Jan. 14, 2022. The Court denied the motion to dismiss on Jan. 28, 2022 and denied the motion for preliminary injunction on Feb. 28, 2022. By denying the preliminary injunction the Court allowed the new maps to be used for the 2022 election cycle.

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