The city of Cranston, Rhode Island is divided into six electoral wards, and a vote cast in Cranston's first five wards counts only about three quarters as much as a vote cast in the sixth ward, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by attorneys from Demos, the Prison Policy Initiative and the American Civil Liberties Union.
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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) dismissed concerns that a majority-minority district may go unrepresented for an entire year, suggesting that delaying the special election until November would not hurt citizens because Congress gets nothing done in the fall anyway.