McDuffie school board redistricting sought

ATLANTA – The McDuffie Board of Education asked Sen. Jesse Stone to have the General Assembly again pass legislation redistricting the board members.

The unusual repeat is because the U.S. Department of Justice failed to complete its required review of board’s redistricting by the deadline last year, and the county attorney figured a second attempt may do the trick.

Every law in Georgia that changes voting must receive pre-clearance by the federal government before it can take effect. The review is to safeguard minority voters and prevent laws that would weaken their voting power.

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