Gov. Greg Abbott Approves Redrawn Texas Voting MapsCivil rights groups have filed federal lawsuits that accuse GOP mapmakers of disenfranchising Hispanic and Black residents who are driving the state’s rapid growth.
Texas Legislators Pass New Congressional Map Shoring Up GOP PowerIn a late night session, Texas Republicans approved redrawn voting maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities.
Republicans In Texas Advance New Congressional Map That Would Tighten Their Slipping GripDuring the evening hours on October 16 Texas Republicans closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as demographics increasingly change in the state’s booming suburbs.
Texas House Passes Proposed New Map, Bill Now Heads To Senate For ApprovalAfter more than 14 hours of debate, the Texas House has signed off on a new state voting map. The lawmakers considered dozens of amendments to the proposed map during the session that ended just before 3:00 a.m.
Texas Lawmakers Propose New Congressional Maps That Would Fortify GOP AdvantagesLawmakers in Texas have released their first proposal to redrawn congressional maps. The draft would shore up Republican dominance in the state and bolster their nearly two dozen U.S. House members.
Latinos Push For Political Power As Lawmakers In Texas Redraw Voting Maps Across The StateDallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia says the impact of political voting map divisions are clear: “Everyone gets cut up and scattered around. They dilute the Latino vote.”
All Eyes On Texas Redistricting As New Census Data Sets Up Fight Over Growing SuburbsTexas will be a major focal point in redistricting. The Census Bureau said five of the 14 U.S. cities that grew by at least 100,000 people are located in Texas — including Dallas and Fort Worth.
Despite Having 'Grave Concerns' Court Says Texas Can Make Voting MapsA federal court ruled Wednesday that Texas can change voting maps without supervision despite "grave concerns".
Texas Fights Judicial Move That Would Require Voting Map ApprovalA federal court is considering whether the state of Texas can be trusted to make new voting maps after it found racial discrimination in the initial maps that solidified Republican power.
Gerrymandering Lawsuits Pending In Texas And 11 Other StatesGerrymandering is on trial as the U.S. Supreme Court and judges consider whether mapmakers manipulated boundaries of legislative districts for their own advantage.
Texas Couple Helps Finance Redistricting Ballot MeasuresA growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday in several states and many of those efforts are being bankrolled by a Texas billionaire couple.
Split Supreme Court Ruling On Racial Gerrymandering Divides North TexansTexas Republicans praised and Democrats rejected the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that the Texas Legislature did not purposely discriminate against minority voters when developing political boundaries.
Supreme Court Takes Up 2nd Major Partisan Redistricting CaseThe Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.
Obama-Backed Committee Targeting Races In 11 StatesA Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year.
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.