U.S. Rep. Barry Moore said he’s not too concerned about the redrawn districts approved by state lawmakers in the special session.
“It didn’t bother me,” Moore (R-Enterprise) told WTVY News 4. “I was actually relieved when I saw the map.”
Moore’s district will be one of the most impacted from the changes as the black voting-age population will increase to 39.99%.
“I think we’ve done a good job,” he said, “and I think the people will choose us when it’s all said and done.”
Even though Gov. Kay Ivey signed off on the plan last week, it still has to be approved by the district court that’s scheduled to meet Aug. 14.
Many Democrats aren’t happy with the new map because it doesn’t create a second majority-minority district.
State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) criticized the plan, saying “that most of us didn’t see until about an hour before we voted on it.”
House has adjourned sine die. We passed a map that most of us didn’t see until about an hour before we voted on it. I am convinced that passing a non-compliant map was the plan all along. We could have saved time and money by not doing anything and just letting the court draw it.
— Chris England (@RepEngland70) July 21, 2023
Despite the controversy, Moore said he’s just going to keep doing the work for his constituents.
“Our plan is to continue serving the people and let them choose who they want to hire,” he said.