The Alabama Republican Party will "work hard to win all seven Congressional seats" after the smoke clears from a 5-4 Supreme Court of the United States decision against the state of Alabama in its redistricting case.
Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl said in a statement the Alabama Republican Party is "disappointed in the ruling by the United States Supreme Court."
"The U.S. Constitution is clear that drawing district lines – as well as redistricting – are the responsibility of state legislatures," Wahl said. "Regardless of our disagreement with the Court's decision, we are confident the Alabama Legislature will redraw district lines that ensure the people of Alabama are represented by members who share their beliefs, while following the requirements of applicable law."
"The Alabama Republican Party remains committed to competing in every district, and will work hard to win all seven Congressional seats with candidates that reflect their communities and the values of the State of Alabama," he added.
The Supreme Court of the United States upheld in a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday a lower court's ruling that Alabama will have to redraw a second largely or majority-black congressional district.
Alabama currently has one majority-black congressional district held by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham). Republicans hold all of the other seats.
The Supreme Court's decision sets up the prospect of the legislature convening for a special session later in the year to rewrite Alabama's congressional district map.
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