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  •  Shelby County Alabama (17+ / 0-)

    has one of the smallest black populations in the state (about 7 percent) and is one of the two most Republican counties in the state.

    Every single county officeholder has been Republican for years with the exception of the one county commission district that was drawn to have a black majority. That district snaked its way across the entire county to include every available black neighborhood, but it worked.

    And yet, Shelby County -- where there is zero threat to GOP rule -- feels it is overburdened by having to make such meager accommodations for its black residents, so overburdened that it has spent God knows how much in legal expenses to make this fight.

    The Voting Rights Act was born in Selma, Ala., but it may very well die just up Interstate 65 in Shelby County. A sad and pathetic legacy indeed.

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