New lawsuit over Yakima Valley voting boundaries alleges racial gerrymandering


A separate lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Voting Rights Act and an intentional dilution of Latino voters’ influence in the Yakima Valley is pending in U.S. District Court, with no hearing date scheduled as of Friday. It was filed by a group of Latino voters and civil rights organizations, including Campaign Legal Center, the UCLA Voting Rights Project, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and others.

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