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Michigan redistricting map, praised by Obama, faces lawsuit alleging Black disenfranchisement

Added 01-04-22 01:29:02pm EST - “A Michigan redistricting map that was praised by former President Obama is facing a lawsuit from current and former lawmakers who allege that it disenfranchises Black voters.” - Foxnews.com

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A Michigan redistricting map that was praised by former President Obama is facing a lawsuit from current and former lawmakers who allege that it disenfranchises Black voters.

The politicians are coming together to sue Michigan's citizen-led redistricting commission, claiming the map violates the Voting Rights Act, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

Obama previously shared an article on Twitter while praising the independent commission.

Former President Obama delivers a speech while attending day nine of the COP26 on Nov. 8, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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