Cornyn: Texas’s April Primary Likely Faces Delay

AUSTIN (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says he doesn’t expect the Texas primary to be held on April 3 and calls the potential delay “not desirable.”

The Texas Republican said Monday he believed a later primary date was likely considering that the U.S. Supreme Court had yet to rule on a dispute over the state’s redrawn voting maps.

Minority groups say redistricting maps drawn by the Republican-dominated Texas Legislature last year diluted their voting power, and the Justice Department hasn’t given required federal approval. The Supreme Court is considering the state’s challenge to federally drawn interim maps.

Cornyn says the high court should respect the Legislature-drawn maps.

Once redistricting is settled, officials need 45 days to mail absentee ballots. The primary is supposed to be held before state party conventions in June.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • altha

    Republicans are trying everything to get President Obama out the White House what a bad thing todo. All of this they are doing will back-fire right in their face when you so dirty, racist and spit venom on everybody but themselves it will back-fire. —JUST WAIT——

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  • WeArentAllLikeYou

    “Cornyn says the high court should respect the Legislature-drawn maps.”

    Ask him again when the democrats are the ones jerrymandering and he’ll do a 180. I can’t believe I have to pay this @sshole’s salary.

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