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.”
Gov. Greg Abbott Announces 3rd Special Session For Texas LegislatureGovernor Abbott announced Tuesday, Sept. 7, he will convene a third special legislative session on Monday, September 20, with five agenda items.
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.
Texas' Population Growth Will Lead To 3 New Congressional DistrictsThe addition of three Congressional districts will give Texas residents more clout in Washington, D.C.
Census Delays Could Take Toll On StatesThough the Census Bureau reversed its decision to delay reporting data from the 2020 Census to states, experts warn states should still prepare for delays.
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.
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.
Supreme Court Rules To Uphold Texas Redistricting PlansThe Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday to uphold the use of electoral districts in Texas, which a lower court struck down as being racially discriminatory.
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.
Supreme Court Takes Up Cases About Race In RedistrictingThe Supreme Court is taking up a pair of cases in which African-American voters maintain that Southern states discriminated against them in drawing electoral districts.
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.
Court Confirms Congressional, State House Maps In Place For 2016Plaintiffs’ motion to block use of current maps denied.
Supreme Court To Hear Texas Districts CaseThe Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.