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Ron Klain

Democratic challenges to voting maps

14 Mar, 2002

Klain comments on the Democratic efforts against redistricting after a state judge rules Virginia’s legislative map is unconstitutional as it packs black voters into a small amount of districts. It follows a New Jersey decision where Democrats argued that black voters were spread over too many districts:

In New Jersey the fact that the districts were not packed was successfully defended. Here, the fact that the districts were packed was successfully attacked.