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Press Release: Democratic Party of Arkansas on GOP Gerrymander

Press Release: Democratic Party of Arkansas on GOP Gerrymander

Arkansas Democrats Press Release with with the words press release in black text with a yellow highlight.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2021
Contact: pressoffice@arkdems.org

Governor Approves New Maps To Lower Black Representation In The Legislature

LITTLE ROCK РThe Arkansas Board of Apportionment rubber stamped newly drawn state House and state Senate maps today following a 30-day public comment period. Governor Asa Hutchinson approved of the new maps, which reduce the number of majority-minority districts from 17 to 14; tamper with the state’s only majority-Latinx district; and fail to take into account officially recorded public comments. The apportionment board utilized well-known racial gerrymandering tactics to draw the lines. These maps are illegal and will be met with challenges in court and a costly legal battle for the state.

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