Attorney: Texas Redistricting Talks Have Stalled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An attorney for one of nine groups suing to block electoral redistricting maps drawn up by Texas' Republican-led Legislature says negotiations between the two sides have stalled.

Luis Vera, who represents the League of United Latin American Citizens, said Monday he wouldn't bet on a deal getting done in time to keep Texas' April 3 primaries from being delayed again. They were originally scheduled for March.

A federal court in San Antonio last week gave the sides until Feb. 6 to draw up temporary maps that would remain in place through November's election. If they don't, Texas' primaries will be pushed back.

Vera says a major obstacle is that the state isn't involving all parties in the negotiations.

The Texas attorney general's office didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

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