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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 20, 2021. Editorial: Do you have special session fatigue? We do Now that the third special session of the Texas Legislature is over, we can’t help but to ask this nagging question: When did Texas tilt...

Race-blind redistricting? Democrats incredulous at GOP maps

Oct. 24, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, North Carolina Republicans redrew their legislative districts to help their party in a way that a federal court ruled illegally deprived Black voters of their right to political representation. A state court later struck down Republican-drawn maps as based...

Texas' new elections chief joined Trump's challenge in 2020

Oct. 21, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday picked as the state's new elections chief an attorney who briefly joined former President Donald Trump's legal team last year as it challenged the 2020 election results. John Scott is also a former state...

Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

Oct. 19, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. The maps were approved...

Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

Oct. 19, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. The maps were...

Texas Legislature approves new congressional district maps that bolster GOP, despite demographic shifts

Oct. 18, 2021 23:31 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Legislature approves new congressional district maps that bolster GOP, despite demographic shifts.

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: We blame legislative meddling for the Holocaust controversy in Southlake If any American community embodies the national frenzy about how we teach race in schools, it’s Southlake. The acrimony over...

Texas GOP advances new maps that would tighten slipping grip

Oct. 17, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs. In a key late-night vote in the Texas House, Republicans gave...

Texas abortion law foes target lawmakers' corporate donors

Oct. 10, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

Foes of Texas' strict abortion ban are taking aim at companies that donated money to the bill’s sponsors, hoping consumers will pressure corporate America to join the fight against a surge of restrictions. The television and digital ads begun this past week by the...

Texas Senate approves maps with fewer minority districts

Oct. 08, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate on Friday approved newly drawn district maps that would keep Republicans dominant in the state's congressional representation, even amid rapidly shifting demographics. Next the maps will go to the GOP-dominated Texas House of...