State of Georgia

Georgia Legislative Redistricting Challenge (Grant)

Grant v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of voters challenging Georgia’s new legislative districts enacted following the release of 2020 census data. The plaintiffs allege that Legislature diluted Black voting strength across state House and Senate districts in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The complaint highlights the growth of Georgia’s minority population, particularly Black voters, and argues that the Legislature should have created five additional state House districts and three additional state Senate districts in which Black voters could elect their candidate of choice. Instead, according to the complaint, the Legislature chose to pack and crack Black voters across multiple legislative districts to weaken their influence. The plaintiffs ask the court to block these maps and order the creation of new districts that comply with the VRA.

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