“Polarized voting” means voting in which there is a difference in the choice of candidates or other electoral choices that are preferred by electors in a protected class, and in the choice of candidates or electoral choices that are preferred by electors in the rest of the electorate.
“Protected class” means a class of electors who are distinguished by race or color or are members of a language minority group, as the class of electors is referenced and defined in the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.), as amended, or its successors.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, “qualifying district” means: