High Court Rejects Texas Democrats' Gerrymandering ComplaintThe U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from the Texas Democratic Party charging that the Republican-controlled Legislature illegally gerrymandered the state's electoral maps.
Analysis: Texas Gave House GOP Biggest Gerrymandering BumpGerrymandering, in which the party in power alters the electoral maps to favor itself, helps explain why the GOP continues to be so dominant in Texas despite the rapid growth of the state's Hispanic population, which tends to back Democrats.
Court Upholds Total Population Count In Electoral DistrictsIn a decision based on a Texas case, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.
Largest Texas Counties Report Record Early VotingA lot of Texans are taking advantage of the flexibility early voting provides. According to the Texas Secretary of State's Office, some of the largest counties in the state are reporting record or near record early voting turnout.
Federal Court Proposes Congressional Voting DistrictsA federal court has issued a proposed interim map for Texas congressional districts ahead of the 2012 elections. The map released Wednesday will temporarily override plans drawn by the GOP-led Legislature.
Texas Voting District Maps Argued In CourtThe GOP-drawn congressional and legislative maps are the subject of a trial before a three-judge panel in San Antonio.