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Texas Poised to Enact Gerrymandered Electoral Map Favoring White and GOP Voters

HeadlineOct 20, 2021

Texas is one step closer to enacting a heavily gerrymandered redistricting plan after both chambers of the Legislature approved the new map, sending the measure to Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s desk for signing. The map severely diminishes the electoral voice of communities of color, giving disproportionate voting power to white Texans and Republicans. Texas also gained two House seats this year. The state’s population growth is largely due to an increase in people of color, but Republicans still gave white voters effective control of the new districts.

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