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Louisiana US Rep. Garret Graves won't seek reelection, citing a new congressional map

Jun. 14, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, a Republican representing Louisiana, said on Friday that he will not run for reelection after a new congressional map dismantled his district, transforming it into the state's second majority-Black district. Up until now, the...

Advocates ask Supreme Court to back Louisiana's new, mostly Black House district

May. 08, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Voting rights advocates filed an emergency motion Wednesday asking the Supreme Court to keep a new Louisiana congressional map in place for this year's elections that gives the state a second majority Black district. A divided panel of federal judges in western...

Judges say they'll draw new Louisiana election map if lawmakers don't by June 3

May. 07, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A panel of federal judges who recently threw out a congressional election map giving Louisiana a second mostly Black district said Tuesday the state Legislature must pass a new map by June 3 or face having the panel impose one on the state. However, voting...

Louisiana won't immediately get a new majority-Black House district after judges reject it

May. 01, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new congressional map giving Louisiana a second majority-Black House district was rejected Tuesday by a panel of three federal judges, fueling new uncertainty about district boundaries as the state prepares for fall congressional elections. The 2-1 ruling...