June 9, 2023
A surprise Supreme Court ruling on Thursday has handed Democrats a potential boost in the 2024 congressional race by calling into question the constitutionality of Republican-drawn electoral districts throughout the U.S. South.
In the 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of Black voters who challenged a Republican-drawn electoral map in Alabama, finding the state violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
Democrats said the ruling would give them a greater chance at winning back the chamber in the November 2024 election.
“This decision will affect redistricting cases across the country and help deliver a House of Representatives that better reflects the diversity of our nation,” said Suzan DelBene, chair of the Democrats’ House campaign arm.
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