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May-01-96

Georgia Plans to Dismantle Black Majority Districts

A plan to reduce the number of state legislative districts in Georgia with black majorities has been approved by a federal court. The Justice Department and voting rights groups advocates have opposed the plan which is an interim plan that only applies to the 1996 election. The plan reduces the power of black constituents to elect black candidates. Redistricting plans have jeopardized the future black candidates such as Rep. Cynthia McKinney in Georgia and Corrine Brown in Florida.

Media Resources: The Nando Net and New York Times - April 30, 1996