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June 26, 2013


Texas Gets New Congressional Map

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has signed the Lone Star State's new congressional map into law, "ending the state's long and twisted redistricting saga of the 2012 cycle," Roll Call reports.

"The governor's approval comes one day after the Supreme Court gutted a provision in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that forced Texas to seek federal approval for any changes to its voting laws -- including its congressional maps. The state was one of several covered by Section 5 because, according to the original law, it had a history of discrimination in its voting practices."














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