The High Point Enterprise reports:
The Guilford County Board of Commissioners will take its protests over a state redistricting plan to federal justice officials.
On a party line vote, the board voted 7-3 Thursday to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to kill the state plan which draws eight new commissioner districts and allows one at-large representative, thus reducing the size of the board of commissioners from 11 to nine members. Board Chairman Skip Alston was to travel Friday to Washington, D.C., to deliver the board’s resolution to the U.S. Attorney General’s office. The civil rights division must approve the plan under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to protect minority voting rights.
The resolution claims the Republican-dominated General Assembly violated the voting rights of black voters by “stacking” them into Districts 7 and 8, each with more than60 percent black voters, to “dilute” their voting power.
Maybe I missed it, but I have not seen this in the N&R, which is focusing on incentives for Honda Aircraft.
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