Albany County Violated Voting Rights Act; Must Redraw County Legislative Districts

Jordan Carleo-Evangelist is reporting  in the Times Union  that “Albany County diluted minority voting power in its 2011 redistricting plan and has blocked county officials from moving ahead with this year’s legislative elections until a new plan is drafted.

In an 81-page decision, Senior U.S. Judge Lawrence Kahn ordered the county to submit a new plan to the court within three weeks — a timetable that seems designed not to disrupt the existing election calendar, which begins with ballot petitioning in June.”

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