Gerrymandering will cause Forbes to move

February 25, 2016

By Benjamin Astrum
The Marlin Chronicle

A federal court ordered a congressional redistricting on January 7, 2016 that reassigned millions of voters and changed the racial and political makeup of districts served by Democrat Bobby Scott of District 3 and Republican Randy Forbes of District 4. Unless the Supreme Court stops the order, District 3 will lose its black majority, shrinking from 59 percent black to 48 percent. The white majority in District 4 goes from 62 percent to 51 percent, giving black voters more influence than they previously had.

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