The decision was a loss for Alabama Republicans, who were reluctant to create a Democratic-leaning district.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said the state will continue the legal fight to restore state-drawn lines, but Alabama will face a ‘court-drawn map for the 2024 election cycle.’
Trump’s chief rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, has nabbed just 1 major endorsement in the state.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, said in a statement that Alabama’s new map is a ‘brazen defiance’ of the courts.
The outcome could have consequences across the country as the case again weighs the requirements of the Voting Rights Act in redistricting.
The Supreme Court decision sets up Alabama’s first significant revamp of its congressional districts since 1992.
Strong is chairman of the Madison County Commission and a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician.