After eight years leading the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Edward DuBose says inequality in the state’s criminal justice system is the most significant issue greeting his successor. DuBose said the organization’s next president also must ensure access to the polls now that the Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Savannah City Council members are talking about the racial make-up of their voting districts. The city is re-drawing council boundaries for the first time since a US Supreme Court ruling invalidated part of the Voting Rights Act. The ruling means Savannah doesn't have to ask federal officials for approval before adopting new voting districts.
Federal officials say they plan to monitor Tuesday's primary election in two Georgia counties to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The U.S. Department of Justice says it has asked that federal observers be assigned to monitor polling places in Randolph and Washington counties.
Georgia's Attorney General, he's ready to go to court over Georgia's redistricting maps. Democrats promise to fight the maps pre-approved Friday by the Obama administration. Black and Latino lawmakers say, the new boundaries dilute their voting strength. Olens says, he can prove the opposite in court.