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Redistricting Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott signs off on Texas’ new political maps, which protect GOP majorities while diluting voices of voters of color

Texas lawmakers drew new maps for the state House and Senate, congressional delegation and State Board of Education. Here’s what Texans should know about the 2021 redistricting outcomes.

2020 Census data and redistricting maps at The Texas Tribune office in Austin on Oct. 7, 2021. The state population grew by nearly 4 million and was mostly driven by people of color.

The Texas GOP fortified its power with all four maps

Republicans drew new maps that dilute the power of voters of color

New congressional map increases districts Donald Trump would have won

Senate map protects Republican incumbents

New House districts decrease Hispanic and Black voters’ influence

State Board of Education map keeps Republicans in control

Legal challenges are expected — something to which Texas is accustomed

This is the first time in decades Texas doesn’t need federal approval to implement new maps

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