Texas Democrats File Lawsuit Challenging State’s Map

Today, Texas state senators Roland Gutierrez (D) and Sarah Eckhardt (D) and Tejano Democrats, a political organization focused on voter education and advocacy for Mexican American voters and candidates, filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the state’s legislative districts and upcoming reapportionment plans. Governor Greg Abbott (R) has signaled his intent to call a special session for reapportionment in mid-September, according to the complaint.  Read more.

Texas Can Brag About Two New Seats in Congress, But It Should’ve Been Three

The first official results of the 2020 census are in—and Texas has plenty to brag about. It grew more than any other state over the last decade, according to figures released by the Census Bureau on Monday. There are now 29,145,505 Texans, though as I type this another thousand migrants are surely packing up their belongings in Los Angeles, Lucknow, and Leon.

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