SD County doesn’t need to use new map in November vote, judge says


By Caleb Symons (September 6, 2022, 5:12 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in South Dakota will allow county officials to use an electoral map in November that he says likely violates voting rights law by watering down the votes of Native Americans, reluctantly accepting the county’s plan to solve this problem in two years as a sufficient form of relief.

Friday’s ruling by U.S. Chief District Judge Roberto A. Lange means Lyman County will hold a final general election for its five-member council of commissioners this year before splitting the council into two districts. , one of which will be predominantly indigenous. — in 2024.

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