Skip to main content
Redistricting Texas

Analysis: In the drive to get new Texas political maps, racial representation takes a back seat

Republican lawmakers in Texas are trying to make the most of their majority, drawing new political maps to preserve their political dynasty. The maps they’ve proposed would do that, but don’t represent the state’s population.

A view inside the state Capitol on the opening day of the Legislative Session. The Capitol was mostly empty on opening day because of COVID-19 restrictions. Jan. 12, 2021.

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Support independent Texas news

Become a member. Join today.

Donate now

Explore related story topics

Congress Demographics Politics State government Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate