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Omaha and Winnebago tribes win consent decree for fair voting districts in Thurston County

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The Omaha & Winnebago tribes in Thurston County #Nebraska were granted fair representation in a redistricting case where they make up the majority of population. #FairMaps 

“According to the plaintiffs, white people held five of seven Board of Supervisor seats in Thurston County, despite comprising about 36% of the county’s total population and 43% of the voting age population. The 2020 Census found nearly 60% of Thurston County’s population was American Indian. Chief U.S. District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr., an Obama appointee, in his order, consent decree and judgment filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for Nebraska, ordered that five of the seven districts in the county will now be American Indian majority districts.”

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