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Federal Court Rejects Louisiana Congressional Map

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by Wesley Muller, Louisiana Illuminator A federal judge has struck down Louisiana’s congressional redistricting map that state lawmakers adopted earlier this year. In a ruling issued Monday, Judge Shelly Dick found the Legislature violated the Voting Rights Act by limiting representation of Louisiana’s one-third Black population to just one of the …

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Biden Declares Disaster State In New York, Orders Federal Aid

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President Joe Biden has ordered federal aid to New York after declaring a major disaster in the state. The aid will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Ida, including the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and Westchester, the White House said Monday. Assistance …

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Troy Carter Wins Louisiana Special Election Runoff

Democratic state Sen. Troy Carter won the special election runoff in Louisiana‘s 2nd Congressional District, defeating fellow Democratic state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson on Saturday night. Carter captured 55 percent of the votes in the district that serves nearly all of New Orleans, stretching west and north to Baton Rouge. …

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