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Civil Rights Groups Sue in Texas Over Redrawn House District Maps

Civil rights groups sue in Texas over redrawn House district maps

From: The Hill

Texas civil rights groups on Monday filed a federal lawsuit over the state’s newly redrawn U.S. House districts, alleging that they were designed to dilute the voting power of minorities.

The suit, filed my multiple minority rights groups, accuses Republican lawmakers of diluting the political power of  Latinos in particular, according to The Associated Press.

Nina Perales, an attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said in a statement to the AP, “Texas is using all the means at its disposal to prevent the inevitable change in the Texas electorate.”

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