Redistricting

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

State Senate Holds 1st Redistricting Hearing

The Texas Senate is holding the first hearing to adopt new election maps. A committee will meet Thursday to hear testimony on adopting redistricting maps drawn by a federal court.

05/30/2013

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‘Problematic’ Limits Alleged On Texas Voting Maps

Texas Democrats signaled Wednesday that a two-year fight over disputed political boundaries won’t end if Governor Rick Perry succeeds in getting the Legislature to permanently adopt voting maps that a federal court made for the 2012 elections.

05/29/2013

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Texas Voting Map Fight Back In Federal Court

A three-judge panel in San Antonio on Wednesday will hear arguments from state attorneys and minority rights groups for the first time since the November elections.

05/29/2013

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Texas’ Forgotten Redistricting Fight Set To Resume

Texas Republicans have spent two years and at least $1 million fighting to restore voting maps drawn by the GOP-dominated Legislature that were declared illegal in court.

05/28/2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a press conference ahead of the memorial service for slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland on April 4, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Gov. Perry Calls Special Session On Redistricting

Gov. Rick Perry is calling the Texas Legislature to meet in special session to address redistricting, the process of redrawing voting maps.

05/27/2013

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Political Parties Clash Over State Redistricting

Texas Republicans proposed legislation on Thursday that would adopt the current political maps, but Democrats promised to fight the effort.

04/19/2013

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Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.

10/01/2012

A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas County Will Not Purge Voter Names

The “potentially deceased” voters of Dallas County can rest in peace, after a decision not to purge their names from the voter registry before the November election.

CBS 11–09/13/2012

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Group Sues Over Texas Voting Map

A Latino civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from using congressional districts drawn by a lower federal court in the November election because they discriminate against minorities.

09/07/2012

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LULAC Asks Court To Stop Texas Voting Map

A Latino civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from using congressional districts drawn by a lower federal court in the November election because they discriminate against minorities.

09/07/2012

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Federal Court: Discrimination In Texas Voting Maps

The future of Texas’ voting districts is again in question after a federal court Tuesday found evidence of discrimination in new district maps approved by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature last year.

08/28/2012

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Hispanics Sue Dallas Over New City Council Districts

A war is brewing in Dallas over the newly redistricted City Council map.

08/01/2012

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