Voting Rights Battle

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A group of Latinos and Hispanics has sued the state of Texas over new voter districts. Governor Greg Abbott approved the redistricting on Monday but the lawsuit seeks to nullify them.

Republicans have moved to make all sorts of changes to voting in the year since the 2020 Presidential election. Redistricting is one of them. The plaintiffs in the case claim that the new districts dilute the concentration of Latino votes, reducing the power of their community votes. That power is significant. The Latino population increased by 1.98 million in the most recent census and the state gained two new congressional representatives.

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