AP – Bryant: Feds shouldn’t meddle is Miss. Redistricting

JACKSON — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who’s running for governor, said Wednesday he’s “offended” the U.S. Justice Department is still required to approve redistricting in Mississippi.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires Mississippi and several other states — mostly in the South — to submit election changes for Justice Department clearance to ensure minorities’ voting strength is upheld.