Thomas v. Bryant
Three African-American voters from Mississippi State Senate District 22 filed a federal lawsuit challenging the district under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Plaintiffs allege that the district dilutes the votes of African Americans and prevents them from electing a candidate of choice. The plaintiffs also claim that District 22 could be redrawn to increase the black voting age population from 50.8% to 60%, which would rectify their ability to elect a preferred candidate.
Plaintiffs have requested that the district court enjoin the map for future elections and order a redrawn district.