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Commissioners won't fight map's rejection

November 5, 2002

Blacks will soon have more voting power in Albany city elections. Commissioners won't fight the justice department to keep the new reapportionment map but will instead redraw it. 

The justice department rejected the new map, saying Ward 4 should include more black voters. Ward 4 Commissioner Bo Dorough proposed sending the map to Attorney General John Ashcroft for review, but commissioners voted against that. So a new map will now have to be drawn.

Ward 4 is one of only two represented by white commissioners. The other four wards are represented by black commissioners.

posted at 5:05 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com