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At Least 29 House Dems Will Not Run for Reelection; Alabama Ordered to Redraw Racist Voting Map

HeadlineJan 26, 2022

Tennessee Congressmember Jim Cooper has become the 29th House Democrat to announce he will not seek reelection in this year’s midterms. Cooper says he does not see how he could retain his seat after redistricting maps drawn up by state Republicans “dismembered” his Nashville hometown.

In related news, a panel of federal judges rejected Alabama’s redrawn congressional districts this week, saying they discriminate against Black voters and violated the Voting Rights Act. Alabama’s Republican attorney general has appealed the decision.

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