Texas Approves Heavily Gerrymandered Redistricting Map in Favor of GOP, White Voters

HeadlineOct 14, 2021

Texas’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives has approved a heavily gerrymandered redistricting map that severely diminishes the voting power of Black and Latinx communities while giving a disproportionate share of power to white voters. Final passage came on Wednesday at around 3:30 a.m. local time in Austin, capping 14 hours of debate. Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman tweeted in response, “Democracy is quite literally dying in the dark.”

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