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 Among Southern States Where Redistricting Battles Will Impact Local & National GovernmentStates from Texas to North Carolina are set to be battlegrounds for the once-a-decade fight over redrawing political boundaries.
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.
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.
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.