A panel of U.S. district judges ruled that nine Texas House districts must be redrawn because their configuration intentionally discriminated against minorities.
In Dallas Co., the court determined that the intentional discrimination it found in the western part of the county “still exists,” and ordered changes be made to HD103, HD104 and HD015, represented respectively by Reps. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas) and Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie). The latter won re-election by just 64 votes over Democratic challenger Terry Meza.
In Tarrant Co., the court found that “mapdrawers increased the [percentage of Hispanic/Latino registered voters] in HD90 in bad faith … and to simultaneously shore up the Anglo population of HD93,” which are represented respectively by Reps. Ramon Romero Jr. (D-Fort Worth) and Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth).
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