Attorney Jerome Lee has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to allow all DeKalb voters to be able to participate in the Brookhaven election.
Lee filed the suit on Tuesday and said the move is meant to protect voting rights of African-American voters. He has also requested an emergency hearing, according to WSB-TV.
WSB reported that the suit's plaintiffs include civil rights icon Joseph Lowery, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and a bloc of African-American voters.
Lee and other plaintiffs worry that Brookhaven's cityhood will dilute the African-American vote in DeKalb. According to the U.S. Census, African-American people make up 54 percent of the population of DeKalb and 11 percent of the Brookhaven city population.
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