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March 14, 2022

Gov. Edwards Vetoes Redistricting Map Approved by Legislature

Last week (March 9, 2022), Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed the congressional redistricting map drawn by Louisiana’s Legislature, stating that “it does not include a second majority African American district”, something that he believes runs afoul of federal law. He also announced that he will not sign the state House and Senate district maps passed in the recent redistricting session, allowing them to become law without his approval, and that he has signed into law maps that designated new districts for the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Public Service Commission. 

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