Lake Park, Florida, was sued by the Department of Justice in 2009, which argued that the at-large system used by Lake Park to elect its town council diluted African American voting strength. At the time of the lawsuit Lake Park's population was 48% African American, but no African American had ever been elected to the Town Council. The town settled the lawsuit by adopting the single vote method of limited voting, and has since conducted a number of elections with that system. 

To learn more about the single-vote method and how it works, go to our proportional representation page.

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