Proposed Redistricting is Silencing Minority Communities
January 12, 2023
The Texas legislative redistricting maps released within the last two weeks are a work in progress. They will not look exactly like this when the legislators finalize them during this third special session. However, the proposed redistricting maps suggest to strengthen Republicans control in favorable districts while either condensing or splitting likely Democrat constituencies.
While we understand the lines could shift, CJR’s public policy expert Blair Lee with Texas Southern University's Center for Justice Research said this sort of move does not represent Texas' growth.
"Black, Hispanic, and Asian voters are being packed into districts so their voices are muted or divided into large minority communities," Lee said. "It is an attempt to maintain power to keep an establishment in control."
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