U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) was "relieved" when he saw the new congressional map passed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature last week.
A three-judge panel in district court is scheduled on August 14 to decide whether they think the plan suffices or whether a court-appointed special master will redraw the map. The congressional redistricting proposal passed the House and Senate with Republican support on Friday.
"It didn't bother me, I was actually relieved when I saw the map. I think we've done a good job and I think the people will choose us. Our plan is to continue serving the people and let them choose who they want to hire," Moore told WTVY in an interview on Monday.
Moore was ranked in an April report by CPAC as the most conservative member of the Alabama delegation.
Under the new map, the second congressional district which Moore currently represents would lose Autauga County, Conecuh County and parts of Elmore and Covington Counties while adding Lowndes, Macon and Russell Counties. The black voting-age population in the district increases from 32% to approximately 40%.
A federal court judge has set a deadline of Friday for objections to the new map. Left-wing advocacy groups and Democrats are expected to object. A federal court hearing with a three-judge panel to decide whether the map passed by Republicans last week will stand for the 2024 election is set for August 14 at the Hugo L. Black Federal Court House in Birmingham.
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