[Editor’s note: The Citizen posed several questions to John E. Jones, one of the plaintiffs in the Voting Rights Act lawsuit, following the close of qualifying for the upcoming primary elections. The questions follow Mr. Jones’ response below.]
The most important thing I can tell you is that the lawsuit is a result of a violation of the Voting Rights Act more so than a discrimination lawsuit.
The NAACP never wanted to sue and truly hoped for an out of court settlement.
During the qualifying period, candidates were totally free to run or withdraw as they see fit. Read More»