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City elections to go on as planned

January 9, 2004

Albany -- Albany's City election will go on as planned on February 10th. A federal judge threw out William Wright's appeal to hold the election on the day of the presidential primary in March.

Wright believes the irregular election date will result in a lower minority turn out. "The voting rights acts was a instrument of change that is the very basis of the lawsuit when it was filed," says Wright. "You have go by the numbers put forth by the census,"he says.

Wright says his organization is not through with the city redistricting maps. They plan to appeal to the 11 U.S. Circuit court of appeals.

posted at 5:36PM by scott.hunter@walb.com

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