U.S. Justice Department Sues Texas Over Redistricting Congressional Maps

 

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fired back against Biden's Justice Department suing the State of Texas over newly drawn political maps Monday.  

"The Department of Justice's absurd lawsuit against our state is the Biden Administration's latest ploy to control Texas voters. I am confident that our legislature's redistricting decisions will be proven lawful, and this preposterous attempt to sway democracy will fail." Paxton announced on Twitter.  

According to reports, The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Monday that claims Texas lawmakers discriminated against voters of color by denying Latino and Black voters equal opportunities to participate in the voting process and elect their preferred candidates.

Texas has been sued over redistricting several times over the last 30 years.  The Lone Star State generally prevails in the federal lawsuits.  

The justice department suit also asks the federal court to block the state from conducting the upcoming March primaries under the challenged maps.  That would affect the March 1, 2022 elections for Tom Green County offices including the race for County Judge, County Commissioner, and Justice of the Peace.

At a press conference Monday, U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said the maps passed into law by the Republican-controlled Legislature showed an "overall disregard for the massive minority population growth" the state experienced over the last decade.

In its complaint, the DOJ takes specific aim at the redrawing of the 23rd Congressional District in West Texas, a long fought-over district, which it argues was reconfigured by switching out voters and splitting precincts so that the final product would "eliminate a Latino electoral opportunity." Texas CD-23 stretches along the border from San Antonio's western suburbs through Del Rio to the east side of El Paso.

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The article says it because that’s the claim by the Justice Dept…you dumbass. 

Actually it’s the other way around. Democrats are losing support from minorities, particularly Hispanics, because they no longer represent their values ;)

Look it up yourself. Since 2012 Latino support for democrats is down 5 points and up 5 points for republicans ;)

Or stay ignorant the more you brainwashed leftist ideologues  deny the worse the ass kicking you’re going to suffer in the midterms ;)

That would be voter integrity laws and redistricting.

Oh it’s going to “flip” alright just wait and see ;)

More leftist lies. The truth is anything short of mail-in voting for all with drop boxes at every corner is going to be portrayed as “voter suppression” by the democrats ;)

Sorry to break it to you, but voting is never going to be convenient for all. If it’s important enough to you then put on your mask and get off your dead ass and go vote…or if physically unable to do so then use the absentee voting process in place for that purpose ;)

I’m not the one complaining you are. I really don’t mind I stood in line for an hour and a half to vote ;)

 

Almost as long as I stood in line for the roller coaster at Disneyworld lol. Hey I know, maybe they can make put in a “fast lane” for those voting democrat ;)

I know what you mean for a while there I thought my pinkie toe was going to cramp up lol.

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