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    Policy Report Democracy & Voting Rights

    Washington State Redistricting: WA Commission Map Dilutes Latino Vote and Violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act

    On November 15, 2021, the Washington Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional deadline and timely approve fair, compliant, and equitable redistricting plans for Washington’s legislative and congressional districts.


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    On November 15, 2021, the Washington Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional deadline and timely approve fair, compliant, and equitable redistricting plans for Washington’s legislative and congressional districts. While the Washington Redistricting Commission attempted to approve maps on November 16, 2021, after the constitutional deadline, in the Yakima region, the Commission has failed to draw legislative redistricting plans that comply with the United States Constitution, the Federal Voting Rights Act (VRA), and Washington state law redistricting requirements.