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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Asserts Electoral Process Violates Voting Rights Act

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP Legal Defense Fund Asserts Electoral Process Violates Voting Rights Act

Over the last several months, Columbus City Council has been exchanging letters with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) regarding the city’s at-large voting system, appointment process, and policy priorities. Starting in November, the LDF accused Columbus’ at-large voting system and appointment process of violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but […]

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NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Following one group’s continual push for district representation on Columbus City Council, council is again defending the at-large voting method by which its members are elected. This time, they’re answering to a letter sent by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), who last month asserted that Columbus’ electoral process violates the Voting Rights Act of […]

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NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

At the urging of local ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) issued a letter to the City of Columbus asserting that its at-large method of electing city council members has weakened the voting strength of Columbus’ black community and violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights […]

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