Redistricting Exposes a Split in the Minority Ranks

This is a squeeze play.

The state’s Hispanic population is blooming, and its black population grew faster than its Anglo population. But Anglos still dominate the political maps, and Latinos dominate the part of the political maps controlled by minorities.

When the Legislature drew political lines, minority groups were in widespread agreement that the maps didn’t reflect the growth — there were not enough seats where minority voters had the ability to decide elections

Texas outgrew the other states in the country, so much so that it added four seats to the 32 already in its congressional delegation.

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