Lawmakers redraw SC House cards to settle discrimination lawsuit

If the General Assembly fails, the lawsuit will go to trial later this month.

COLUMBIA, SC – A settlement of a redistricting lawsuit has added drawing new South Carolina House maps to the list of things state lawmakers must do in the last three days of the US session. General Assembly this week.

The House agreed to redraw maps that include areas around Orangeburg County, areas around Richland and Kershaw counties, and areas around Horry and Dillon counties.

The new cards would settle the ACLU and NAACP lawsuit. If the maps are successfully redrawn, they will not be able to come into effect before the 2024 elections because the registration of candidates has already ended for the primaries on June 14.

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If the General Assembly fails, the lawsuit will go to trial later this month.

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