Video – Biden Administration Is Suing Texas Yet Again? This Time Over Redistricting
The lawsuits between the Biden administration and the state of Texas continue. Back in September, the president's administration sued the state over its abortion law. More recently, the state sued the Biden administration over its vaccine mandates.
Now the Biden Department of Justice is suing Texas over its redistricting maps. The lawsuit was filed in the Western District of Texas as reported by TV station KVUE in Austin. According to KVUE:
The lawsuit cites several congressional districts where Republicans drew tortured lines to lower the share of Black and Latino voters in their party’s congressional districts.
In west Texas’ competitive 23rd district, the map trimmed out areas near El Paso and San Antonio to lower the share of Latino voting-age residents by 9%. In the Dallas area it pulled Black and Latino residents of the northwest suburbs out of the district of Rep. Beth Van Duyne, who narrowly won her reelection bid against a Democratic Black Latina candidate last year. In the Houston area, where the share of the white population is dwindling, the map kept six of 10 House districts as white-majority or plurality districts.
In the above video, a reporter for the Texas Tribune tells KVUE that the DOJ claims growth in the state of Texas over the last several years has been led mostly by "Hispanics and Latinos" and the redistricting maps do not reflect that growth.
So, what are your thoughts, your reaction, and your opinion? Do you feel the redistricting maps lower the share of Black and Latino voters in certain congressional districts as the Department of Justice claims?