Louisiana governor vetoes new congressional map

Written by on March 10, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a new congressional redistricting plan for the state Wednesday night because it lacks a second majority-Black district.

The Democratic governor’s decision sets up a showdown with the Republican-dominated Legislature that passed the plan in a recent special session. Lawmakers open a regular session Monday and are expected to attempt a veto override. If they opt not to try an override, or if . . .

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