Here is the letter from the Marshall County Board of Supervisors asking that the Department of Justice reject the Republican-drawn redistricting plan as violative of Sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act:
Marshall County Letter to DOJ
The Board is right. The Republican plan splits Marshall County to hell and gone, and was created without input from those affected. Furthermore, the Republican plan reduces the number of minority influence districts in north Mississippi from 2 to 1. The map is gerrymandered severely in that portion of Mississippi, and it will be interesting to see the DOJ's response.