Defending Jurisdictions in Voting Rights Act Claims
Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits state and local voting processes that result in a denial of the right to vote on account of race. See, 52 U.S.C. § 10301.
Voting Rights cases are extremely complex and labor-intensive. Plaintiffs use expert analysis to allege the challenged electoral system results in unintentional discrimination against minority voters. The evidence often turns on mathematical methodologies that infer voters’ behavior over a series of elections. Defendants must be adept at understanding and utilizing the same methodologies to conduct their own analysis.