Cottonmouth – MS Dem Letter to DOJ: GOP Map Artist Pledged to Draw Racially Biased Maps

In a letter to the United States Department of Justice’s Voting Section Chief Chris Herren, Jackson attorney Dorsey Carson, the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party’s Third Congressional District Executive Committee, recounts that during the 2011 legislative campaign Rep. Bill Denny (R – Jackson) pledged to “decrease the number of minority voters” within his House district. Those who’ve followed Denny’s career and studied the redistricting maps he drew this past legislative session won’t be surprised, but the head of the USDOJ’s Voting Division might be.