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Group pitches alternative voting maps to City Council

Effort underway to give more say to voters of color

A coalition representing ­African-American, Hispanic, and Asian voters presented Boston’s City Council with two redistricting maps Friday ­designed to boost the citywide electoral influence of communities of color.

The plans from the Communities of Color Coalition on ­Redistricting would address ­objections voiced by Mayor Thomas M. Menino when he vetoed two earlier redistricting maps approved by the City Council. Menino complained that by redrawing the District 4 boundaries so that 95 percent of voters would be people of color, the council was diluting their power citywide.

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