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Voting Rights Act 2017: North Carolina County Discriminated Against Black Voters, Lawsuit Says

February 14, 2017

International Business Times

The plaintiffs, who were represented by the The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and two other law firms, want a federal court to declare the at-large system a violation of the Voting Rights Act and implement a system in which commissioners get elected from single-member districts.

Jones County voters sue, allege discrimination

February 14, 2017

The Robesonian

A national civil rights organization sued Monday on behalf of black voters in a rural North Carolina county, alleging how local officials are elected constitutes racial discrimination.

Lawsuit seeks voting rights for black rural residents in North Carolina

February 13, 2017


The suit alleges that the black residents who account for about a third of the population in Jones County, N.C., are prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs because the county elects commissioners at large rather than by district.

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