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Texas voting maps don't meet federal law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says Texas'
new voting maps for Congress and for the Texas House do not met
federal anti-discrimination requirements.

But the department's filing Monday with a federal court left the
door open for the state to provide more information about the
election districts drawn by the Republican-led Legislature. The
case will likely be decided by a federal court in Washington, D.C.

District boundaries are redrawn every 10 years to reflect
changes in census data. The Justice Department took issue with the
maps for Congress and the Texas House.

The Texas attorney general's office last week wrapped up another
trial about the new maps before a panel of three federal judges. In
that case, Democrats argued the new districts don't reflect the
statewide Hispanic population boom.


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