Texas Redistricting Problems

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Supreme Court handed Democrats a minor victory Monday when it ordered a lower court to reconsider a Texas redistricting plan that could give Republicans six more seats and a stronger hold on their majority in the House of Representatives.

The decision won't change voting for the November election, even though the Republican Party gains on November 2 could be wiped out later if the plan is deemed unconstitutional.

States must redraw boundaries every ten years to reflect population shifts found during the census. Democrats have strongly objected to the way Texas voting lines were redrawn.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Monday the action by the Supreme Court is routine procedure and he is confident the court will stand by the redistricting plan.


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