House Democrats question whether redistricting staff took minority growth into account

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Will communities of color have sufficient power under the new maps?

While the Senate passed its redistricting maps with broad bipartisan support, the only vote so far on a House map advanced on a party-line vote. At a Monday press event featuring House Democrats, party leaders signaled that may continue.

“We have concerns that minority representation and the Voting Rights Act are not being adhered to,” said House Democratic Leader Evan Jenne. “That’s just something our caucus cannot abide.”

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