State of Texas

Texas Redistricting Challenge (Fair Maps Texas)

Fair Maps Texas Action Committee v. Abbott

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Fair Maps Texas Action Committee, OCA-Greater Houston, the North Texas Chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander Americans Public Affairs Association, Emgage Texas and individual voters challenging the state’s new legislative and congressional districts drawn with 2020 census data. The complaint argues that the state’s new districts intentionally dilute the voting power of Texans of color, specifically Black, Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander voters, in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the 14th and 15th Amendments. The lawsuit asks the court to block the use of the current maps and order the creation of new maps that do not dilute minority voting strength. The case was consolidated with six others challenging Texas’ redistricting results; the lead case where future filings can be found is League of United Latin American Citizens v. Abbott.

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