SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A court that found racial gerrymandering and intentional discrimination in Texas voting maps has set a summer trial that could impact the 2018 elections.READ MORE: Alcohol To-Go Becomes Law In Texas
The trial ordered Monday comes after the three-judge panel in San Antonio found that Republicans intentionally sought to weaken the growing electoral strength of minorities while drawing new congressional and statehouse districts in 2011.READ MORE: North Richland Hills Police Department Seeks 3 Armed Robbery Suspects
Redrawn maps could bolster Democratic candidates in a handful of Texas races in the 2018 midterm elections. The trial is set for July.
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