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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas’ new political maps create safer districts for incumbents — and put an end to some challengers’ runs

The redistricting process in the GOP-dominated Legislature made many political districts less competitive, which some experts believe might hurt civic engagement.

Salman Bhojani, a former candidate for Texas Senate District 9, at his offices in Irving, on Oct. 17, 2021. Bhojani suspende…
Salman Bhojani, a former candidate for Texas Senate District 9, shows where he lives on an updated map that now draws him ou…
Campaign manger Brian Patrick, left, and Salman Bhojani, a former candidate for Texas Senate District 9, browse through camp…

New maps, nixed campaigns 

Mayra Flores stands outside of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in McAllen on Oct. 16, 2021. Flores believes that voters need…

Political competition and engagement

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