Democrats, shocked by Supreme Court's minority voter ruling, see opportunity as House fight looms

Democrats are celebrating last week’s Supreme Court decision bolstering the Voting Rights Act which they say also bolsters the party’s chances to take back the House from Republicans next year.

  • The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision ruled that Alabama’s congressional map violates Section 2 of the VRA by packing many of the state’s Black voters into one congressional district, thereby diluting their power to elect lawmakers relative to their share of the overall population.

As a result of the ruling, Alabama will likely have to draw another majority-Black district, which Democrats see as an opportunity to win another House seat.

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