USA-Electoral redistribution undermines the right to vote of minorities-UN – 11/22/2021 at 6:55 pm

GENEVA, Nov. 22 (Reuters) – Redistricting of electoral districts in some states in the United States, such as Texas, can undermine democracy by depriving millions of minority people of equal voting rights as other citizens, said Monday a UN expert.

Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, was speaking at the end of a two-week official visit to the United States.

He notably denounced the Texas legislation which, according to him, led to a redistribution of electoral districts and a dilution of the right to vote of minorities in favor of white Americans.

“It is unfortunately becoming evident that this is almost a tyranny orchestrated by the majority where the right to vote of minorities is denied in many regions, in parts of the country,” he said during the meeting. a press conference.

(Report Stephanie Nebehay; French version Camille Raynaud)

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