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Racial Gerrymandering Ruled Unconstitutional in Texas

HeadlineAug 18, 2017
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In voting rights news, the state of Texas has been ordered to redraw the map of its congressional districts after a federal court determined some of the districts were designed to dilute the power of Latino and African-American voters. The maps were drawn by Texas’s Republican-led state Legislature. Mother Jones reports this is the seventh time since 2011 that a federal court has found that Texas intentionally discriminated against voters of color.

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