On Redistricting, GOP and Texas AG Are in Sync

The state’s Republican attorney general, an ambitious fellow who hopes to be governor someday, is in the happy position of defending redistricting maps that benefit his allies and punish his foes, all in the name of official state business.

Greg Abbott’s job doesn’t put him at odds with his politics. Just the opposite: he’s defending legislative actions — maps institutionalizing Republican majorities — that line up perfectly with what Texas Republicans want.

Nobody asks the attorney general whether he agrees or disagrees with his clients in all cases. If a state agency does something remarkably stupid and ends ...

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