State of South Carolina

South Carolina Redistricting Challenge

South Carolina NAACP v. McMaster

Lawsuit filed on behalf of the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and a voter challenging the state’s current congressional and legislative maps for being malapportioned after the release of 2020 census data. The suit alleges that, since the South Carolina Legislature is currently adjourned without any plans to address redistricting or to reconvene until January 2022, the state is left with unconstitutionally malapportioned maps that violate the principle of equal representation. The plaintiffs ask the court to block the use of current maps for future elections and create a schedule for implementing new maps if the Legislature does not do so in time for the 2022 election cycle.

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