(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown, a Trump 2019 appointee, stated in his recent ruling that Galveston County’s decision to divide the black and Latino communities in order for every precinct to have a larger white voter percentage had been in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.
This decision was a hit for Texas Republicans, as the judge rejected the Republican-drawn map on Friday. He also referred to the map as a “clear violation” of federal law and determined that it blocks Latino and black voters from having equal participation in the voting process and allowing them to select a representative of their choice.
This is only one of the many legal disputes across the United States that are going against the redrawn voting maps following the release of the 2020 Census.
The Supreme Court also heard arguments regarding a congressional map in South Carolina this week.
Brown stated in his ruling that this was “not a typical redistricting case,” as what the commissioners court had done had led to Precinct 3, which previously had the largest percentage of Latino and black voters, now having the lowest percentage.
The county has been given until October 20 to redraw the map, and the plaintiffs have been given until October 27 to note any objections they have to this decision. Should the county not submit a new plan, Brown has stated that they would be forced to use the map Anthony Fairfax, a redistricting expert, came up with. The new map will need to be adopted by November 11 and will be used in the 2024 presidential election.
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