Lawsuit claims Washington’s new redistricting maps discriminate against Latino voters


“The Washington State Redistricting Commission’s proposed state legislative map dilutes the voting power of Latinos in the Yakima Valley and Pasco regions, denying them an equal opportunity to elect candidates of choice,” Campaign Legal Center Senior Director Mark Gaber said in a press release. “Federal and state courts have twice invalidated election systems that discriminate against Yakima Valley’s Latino voters. The Commission’s refusal to learn from these court decisions has necessitated this third lawsuit.”

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