Minority Voices Split Over Whether Interim Texas Redistricting Maps Are Good for Minorities

Here, at the Texas Tribune.  From one of the three, written by Rep. Dukes:

I understand that the court’s plan is based on a plan that MALDEF, the Latino Task force and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, proposed along with the state of Texas. Undoubtedly, these plaintiffs believe that their agreed-to plan is fair to minority voters.

The Texas Legislative Black Caucus, NAACP, LULAC and I disagree. We feel that the congressional plan should protect the voting rights of all minority voters, not just a limited subset — especially when the agreed-to plan (and the court’s plan) continues to harm Hispanic and black voters in several parts of the state.


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