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Rep. Jim Clyburn says there’s a “dark place” on the horizon for voting rights
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Rep. Jim Clyburn says there’s a “dark place” on the horizon for voting rights

To House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, the highest ranking Black legislator in Congress, "racial gerrymandering" — what he describes as the intentional drawing of congressional districts that discriminate against minority populations — has deep roots in America's history.He recalled areas around his home county of Sumter County, South Carolina, voting overwhelmingly in the 1968 presidential race for pro-segregationist independent candidate George Wallace, despite its large Black population.  House Majority Whip James Clyburn answers reporters' questions during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol April 30, 2020, in Washington. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images "Why is that? They tur...