Gov. Edwards Considers Veto Of 'Disappointing' Redistricting Maps

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is considering what to do next after state lawmakers have passed redistricting maps he disapproves of.

The Republican-led legislature redrew the boundaries for congressional seats, the House and Senate, state education officials, and other government entities.

The governor agrees with voting rights activists who say a second majority-black district is needed, based on the latest census numbers.

Edwards says the new maps don't comply with the Voting Rights Act, and he's hinted at vetoing them.

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