Louisiana legislators will be tasked with creating new redistricting maps and boundaries in 2022. Based on census data gathered in 2020, new boundaries will be drawn based on regional populations taking into account United States constitutional provisions including the Equal Protections Clause of the 14th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965….
Dustin Granger of Calcasieu Parish said the congressional seats are not competitive with five safe Republican seats and one safe Democrat seat. Uncompetitive elections create resentment, extreme ideologies and voter apathy, he said.
“It’s undemocratic. It un-American. It’s morally wrong and we need competitive districts by party and racial proportionality.”
Donald Fondel of Calcasieu Parish echoed Granger’s concerns saying his vote as an African American doesn’t matter.
“It’s hard to encourage people to vote when your vote really just don’t matter.”