NDRC Statement on Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP

October 4, 2023

Washington, D.C. –  Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument for Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, a racial gerrymandering challenge against South Carolina’s congressional map. 

National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) Executive Director Marina Jenkins released the following statement ahead of the oral argument: 

“South Carolina’s congressional map is a shameful racial gerrymander that cracked and packed Black voters in the Charleston area. Across the country, Republicans have attempted to diminish the voice and votes of people of color with gerrymandered electoral maps in order to secure and maintain illegitimate political power. It is part of an expansive effort to weaken Americans’ fundamental right to vote and our democracy. South Carolina voters deserve a congressional map that is free from manipulation and discrimination. The Supreme Court should affirm the lower court’s order that the state must enact a fairer remedial map that meets those standards.”