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Plaintiffs in Texas redistricting case file motion to block maps’ use in … – Dallas News

Discrimination is still a major issue in today’s society and often gets ignored. A lot of people do not want to admit that discrimination exists for various reasons. However, discrimination can cause major problems such as voting. The two ethnicities that are discriminated the most are African Americans and Latinos. The discrimination in this article was about a fixed voting issue in 2011 due to the congressional maps. This has lead Texas to believe they need to do away with those maps.

Key Takeaways:

  • The plaintiffs in the ongoing Texas lawsuit filed a motion asking a federal court to block the use of the state’s current congressional maps.
  • Three-judge federal district court in San Antonio ruled that the congressional map drawn by state leaders in 2011 discriminated against black and Latino voters,
  • The district court found fault with Congressional District 35

“Earlier this month, a three-judge federal district court in San Antonio ruled that the congressional map drawn by state leaders in 2011 discriminated against black and Latino voters and invalidated three of Texas’ congressional districts.”

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-politics/2017/03/23/plaintiffs-texas-redistricting-case-file-motion-block-maps-usein-2018-elections