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  Could a White VRA district ever have to be drawn? (search mode)
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Author Topic: Could a White VRA district ever have to be drawn?  (Read 2139 times)
Del Tachi
Concerned Citizen
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« on: January 18, 2019, 11:33:00 am »
« edited: January 18, 2019, 11:40:16 am by Del Tachi »

Is this even required?  Section 4(f)(2) of the VRA lists the classes afforded Section 2 protections, and Whites are not among them.  It's for this reason that majority-Jewish congressional districts don't have to be drawn in New York, or majority-LGBT city council districts in San Franciso, for example.

Also, it could be argued that White voters don't meet the second prong of the Giles test as they aren't a "politically cohesive" group.
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