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Redrawn map, expected to strengthen Republican s, faces final negotiations before being sent to Governor Greg Abbott.
The Republican-led effort will give the party powers over redrawn US House maps and shore up its eroding dominance in Texaswhose demographics are becoming less white in a shift that most experts see as favoring Democrats. Republicans say the districts, which were drawn by the Texas state senate, adhered to federal voting rights law.
Texas Democrats objected to the proposed districts, arguing that Republicans had failed to respect or reflect the sharp increase in Latino, Black and Asian populations who make up more than half of the nearly 4 million new Texans over the past decade.
The increase gave Texas two seats in Congress last year. It gives the two new districts that Texas received to Anglos. The redistricting maps still face final negotiations between the Texas upper and lower chambers before being sent to Governor Greg Abbotta Republican, who is expected to them. The measures are expected to trigger court challenges by Democrats and voting rights advocates in what could be another high-profile, high-stakes legal battle that has already made Texas the center of abortion rights and immigration battles.
Republicans, who control both chambers, have nearly complete control of map-making process, and are working off maps that the courts have already declared as tilted, or gerrymandered, in their favor. Under the new maps, according to the Associated Press, Trump would have won the district by double-digits. But some incumbent Democrats, too, came away with advantages by changing the configuration that placed two Democratic African-American representatives, Sheila Jackson Lee and US Representative Al Green, in the same Harris county district.
Republicans move to tighten grip on Texas after redistricting map approved.
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Republicans move to tighten grip on Texas after redistricting map approved