On December 29, 2021, the Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP and another Arkansas non-profit filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Arkansas, the Arkansas Board of Apportionment, and the state's Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, challenging the Board's adopted state House redistricting plan as violating the federal Voting Rights Act. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that the adopted plan cracks and packs Black voters in several different regions throughout the state resulting in the dilution of Black voting strength in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. They are seeking a judicial declaration that the Board's state House plan violates Section 2 of the VRA and an injunction barring the state from holding future elections using the Board's adopted plan or any other plan that fails to comply with Section 2.


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Central Division - No. 4:21-cv-1239