Court Rules Against Cumulative Voting

St. LOUIS (AP) – A Missouri school district that includes students from Ferguson must change its board member election method after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal.

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a July ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals panel sided with a federal judge who ordered the Ferguson-Florissant School District to adopt cumulative voting, saying the district’s at-large election method violated the Voting Rights Act.

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