Thursday , 24 May 2018

State Unveils New Redistricting Map with Hope of Saving April Primaries

According to a story posted in the Texas Tribune today, the state of Texas has unveiled a new set of redistricting maps that some of the parties involved in the litigation surrounding the redistricting issue say they approve. The court set a deadline of Monday, Feb. 6 for presenting the new maps, however, federal judges in San Antonio will hear more testimony on Feb. 15.

The new map reflects the growth in the state’s minority populations,  including a congressional plans that add four seats to the state’s 32-member delegation.

Although the date of the Texas primary is still uncertain, this move could allow Texas to still proceed with an April election date. 

Also according to The Trib, Attorney General Greg Abbott told them that he is confident that elections can be held in April, although he is not certain that they will occur on the April 3 date.

Read the full story at the Texas Tribune


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