(TEXAS) – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas for violating the Voting Rights Act in its drawing of districts for the state House and U.S. Congress.
Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response:
“The House Democratic Caucus applauds the U.S. Department of Justice for taking Texas Republicans to court over their discriminatory redistricting maps.
“As House Democrats argued throughout the legislative process, Texas’ population growth — 95% of which was in communities of color — demands that the Legislature draw maps that give Black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters more, not fewer, opportunities to elect the candidates of their choice.
“We are hopeful this challenge by the DOJ, along with the several other suits already filed, will ultimately result in fair and representative districts for all Texans.”