Posts tagged "Voting Rights Act"

Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"

Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"
Illinois Republican House incumbents filed federal suit on Wednesday against the Illinois Board of Elections over the Democratic Remap. The lawsuit asserts that the new districts drawn by Democrats not only discriminates against Latinos and Republicans, but it also called the remap a “partisan gerrymander.” In all, 10 Republican Incumbents and 6 others have been... Read more »

Illinois Remap Showdown: Federal Lawsuit Filed Alleging Voting Rights Act Violation

Illinois Remap Showdown: Federal Lawsuit Filed Alleging Voting Rights Act Violation
As expected the Illinois GOP has filed the first in a series of many Federal Lawsuits challenging the Democratic-drawn remap of the Illinois Senate districts alleging that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been violated because it unfairly discriminates against African-Americans and Hispanics. Of course that isn’t the only reason – let’s face these... Read more »