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Obama Judge Hands Victory to GOP

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A federal judge upheld Georgia’s new GOP-drawn congressional and legislative maps, despite objections from Democrats.

The maps were redrawn to address a previous ruling that found they diluted the minority vote.

The judge stated that the inclusion of additional black-majority districts in the new maps solved the vote dilution problem. (Trending: Melania Trump Announces Big Change For 2024)

The new maps were seen as a move by Republicans to protect their majority advantage, modifying districts currently held by Democrats.

Judge Steve Jones wrote, “Redistricting decisions by a legislative body with an eye toward securing partisan advantage does not alone violate [the Voting Rights Act].”

“In fact, the Supreme Court has expressly stated that federal judges have no license to reallocate political power between the two major political parties, given the lack of constitutional authority and the absence of legal standards to direct such decisions,” he continued.

The judge emphasized that redistricting decisions aimed at securing partisan advantage do not violate the Voting Rights Act.

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