State of South Carolina

South Carolina Redistricting Challenge

South Carolina NAACP v. Alexander

Lawsuit filed on behalf of the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and a voter originally challenging the state’s past congressional and legislative maps for being malapportioned after the release of 2020 census data. After the South Carolina Legislature enacted new legislative and congressional districts, the plaintiffs filed amended complaints alleging that the new state House and congressional maps are racially gerrymandered and dilute the voting strength of Black voters in violation of the 14th and 15th Amendments.

A trial on the challenged state House districts was scheduled for mid-May, but the parties reached an agreement to enact a new state House map in which Black voters can elect the candidates of their choice in more districts compared to the original map. Litigation on the congressional map remains ongoing with a trial scheduled for fall 2022.

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