Ark. AG, gov. oppose motion in redistricting suit

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel are opposing a lawmaker's request that the May primary he lost be considered in a lawsuit challenging new state Senate districts.

    The attorney general's office on Thursday opposed state Sen. Jack Crumbly's request to re-open the record and consider the May 23 primary's results in his lawsuit that claims his district was redrawn to intentionally weaken the black vote.

    Crumbly lost the Democratic primary for his seat to state Rep. Keith Ingram. Crumbly is black and Ingram is white. No Republican is running for the seat.

    The legislative boundaries were approved by the Board of Apportionment, which is comprised of Beebe, McDaniel and Secretary of State Mark Martin.

    Judges have not ruled since holding a hearing in May on the lawsuit.

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