NDRC Responds to U.S. Supreme Court’s Shameful Decision to Uphold South Carolina’s Racial Gerrymander

May 23, 2024

Washington, D.C. — Today, in a shameful 6-3 decision in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that had determined South Carolina’s congressional map to be a “stark racial gerrymander.” 

Marina Jenkins, Executive Director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), released the following statement on the Court’s decision: 

“This decision marks yet another stain on the Roberts Court’s shameful legacy of rolling back the voting rights of American citizens. In its ruling, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority inappropriately displaced the district court’s diligent factual findings in order to meet its own desired outcome. In doing so, the Court has effectively greenlit a concerted campaign to dismantle equal voting rights and to dilute the voices and votes of people of color, all in the service of achieving manufactured political power through gerrymandering. 

“These anti-democratic forces will do absolutely anything to gerrymander. Sadly, the Roberts Court seems to be rolling out the red carpet for them.”