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Biden Administration Sues Texas Over Redistricting

Biden Administration Sues Texas Over Redistricting

As expected, the Biden administration is challenging new district maps drawn earlier this year by the Texas Legislature, claiming they violate the Voting Rights Act. “The complaint filed today alleges that Texas has violated Section 2 [of the Voting Rights Act] by...
Texas Lawmakers Promote Transparency in Redistricting

Texas Lawmakers Promote Transparency in Redistricting

Redistricting is still more than a year away, but Texas lawmakers have been touring the state for months, discussing the decennial map-drawing process and listening to residents’ concerns. Members of the Texas House Redistricting Committee began holding field hearings...
Paxton Confident Court Will Uphold Texas Voter ID

Paxton Confident Court Will Uphold Texas Voter ID

Texas voter ID proponents are confident the common-sense voting requirement will stand, following a strong defense in federal appeals court Tuesday against the election integrity law’s challengers. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he’s hopeful the U.S. 5th...
SCOTUS Strikes Down Section 4

SCOTUS Strikes Down Section 4

Texas and other sections of the country subject to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act scored a big victory today. The Supreme Court struck down the formula for determining “pre-clearance,” effectively clearing the way for Texas to implement Voter ID and any future...
Abbott is Fighting Back Against the VRA

Abbott is Fighting Back Against the VRA

Good news hit the wires this afternoon – Attorney General Greg Abbott has fired a shot at the Voting Rights Act, directly challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 in his latest complaint, calling it an infringement on Article IV of the US Constitution and...