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Judge postpones Public Service Commission election, says system disenfranchises Black voters

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A federal judge has ruled that Georgia's statewide election of its five public service commissioners illegally dilutes Black voting power. The judge on Friday ordered the state to not prepare ballots for two races that had been scheduled in November. If the ruling stands, state lawmakers would have to draw single-member districts for the body.
Judge postpones Public Service Commission election, says system disenfranchises Black voters
13 days ago·Atlanta, United States

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Judge rules Georgia must end statewide PSC elections

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia's statewide election of its five public service commissioners illegally dilutes Black voting power, ordering the state to not prepare ballots for two races that had been scheduled in November.

13 days ago·United States
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The Hill

Federal judge rules that Georgia commission elections discriminate against Black voters

A federal judge ruled on Friday that holding statewide elections for a Georgia utility regulatory body discriminates against Black voters and delayed the elections scheduled for November to a later…

13 days ago·Washington, United States
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Court rules Georgia’s statewide PSC elections ‘dilute’ Black voting power

Voting rights activists celebrated Friday after a federal judge struck down the state’s at-large method used to elect Georgia’s Public Service Commission members, ruling it dilutes Black voting power. As a result of U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg’s order, state officials could be prevented from holding elections to fill two seats Nov. 8 until the Georgia Legislature replaces its statewide voting method that has long resulted in an elected …

13 days ago·United States
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Houston Chronicle

Judge rules Georgia must end statewide PSC elections

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia's statewide election of its...

13 days ago·Houston, United States
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Federal judge rules PSC election ‘unlawfully dilutes’ Black voting power

A federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia must end statewide elections for the Public Service Commission because they discriminate against Black voters, a decision that could bar state officials from holding a November election to fill two seats.

13 days ago·Atlanta, United States
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