State of Texas

Texas Redistricting Challenge (DOJ)

United States v. Texas

Lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice against Texas challenging its newly-passed state House and congressional maps following the release of 2020 census data. The complaint alleges that the maps ignore Texas’ growing minority populations and instead dilute the voting strength of voters of color. The suit argues that these new maps violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act because they result “in a denial or abridgement of the right of citizens of the United States to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group” and asks the court to block the use of the maps in future elections and order the creation of maps that comply with Section 2. The case was consolidated with League of United Latin American Citizens v. Abbott; all future case filings can be found there.

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