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  •  The at-large voter tactic to dilute minorities.. (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, koNko

    ..voter impact. Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned about this tactic..

    Ginsburg also noted that in the lawsuit known as Dillard v. Crenshaw County, the "litigation ultimately expanded to include 183 cities, counties, and school boards employing discriminatory at-large election systems."

    "One of those defendants was Shelby County, which eventually signed a consent decree to resolve the claims against it," she wrote.

    ..during that time when the RWNJ Roberts court gutted section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. I was trying to learn what at-large meant

    Chris Hayes describes how at-large voting disenfranchisement works:

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    Mother Jones covers some of Justice Ginsburg's most poignant arguments
    So Kudos to federal District Judge Thomas Rice for hammering those guilty of this oppression

    Thx MB

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