With representational boundaries and primary election dates still in limbo, Attorney General Greg Abbott today put forward legislative and congressional maps in an attempt to address the issues raised by the courts in the ongoing redistricting lawsuit. The president of Empower Texans praised Abbott’s work in defending the voters’ interests in fair and legal maps.
“Attorney General Greg Abbott is promoting a commonsense solution that addresses real problems without unfairly or improperly reaching beyond the will of the legislature and the majority of Texans as expressed through the 2010 elections,” said Michael Quinn Sullivan, the president of Empower Texans. “Without the diligent efforts of Mr. Abbott and his team, Texas’ voters — and our electoral system — would have already lost out to the maneuverings of partisan interests and judicial over-reach.”
Mr. Abbott’s statement can be found on his website.