Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 8 2021 - 12:27pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its weight into the legal fight over Texas’ newly drawn maps for Congress and the state House, filing a lawsuit Monday that claims Texas lawmakers discriminated against voters of color by denying Latino and Black voters equal opportunities to participate in the voting process and elect their preferred candidates.
Written by Texas Tribune on Sep 20 2021 - 11:46am
In theory, the 2021 cycle of redistricting is about revising district boundaries to evenly distribute Texas’ fast-growing population and ensure voters have fair representation. But with the mapmaking in the hands of politicians, and their individual electoral survival at stake, redistricting has also become an exercise in political rigging. The state Senate released its first proposed map on Saturday and the special legislative session in which redistricting will be featured formally begins Monday.