It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The two judges who ruled for the plaintiffs found Republicans repeatedly tried to dilute the political power of Latino voters — either packing them into one specific district, or dividing communities between separate districts, a process called "cracking." "The Court finds that this evidence persuasively demonstrates that mapdrawers intentionally packed and cracked on the basis of race ... with the intent to dilute minority voting strength," Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia wrote. Texas Democrats called the ruling a victory for voting rights.
They ordered the legislature to redraw lines defining districts held by Texas Reps. Will Hurd (R), Blake Farenthold (R) and Lloyd Doggett (D).
15.0% White 3.2% Black 1.5% Asian 69.7% Hispanic 0.67% Native American 9.9% other
Hurd ran sufficiently strong in the Bexar County portion of the district and in nearby Medina and Uvalde counties to offset Gallego's large margins in El Paso and Maverick counties, the latter of which encompasses the border city of Eagle Pass.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: SBMcG
Actually, if you do your home work, I believe you'll find that the leftists would need redistrict only a very few congressional districts in about 4 or 6 states to have defeated a Trump. And they'll get their chance after the next census in 2021. If they do that, the party of the "takers" and the aggrieved will be in power for nearly ever at the Federal Level.
What's odd though is they control only a few State Houses and only have 6 or so governorships. So.....because of their concentrations in the Major Metro areas, (pits of despair and hopelessness), they have a serious leg up at the Federal Level.
Why people think that Hispanic are majority Democrats is beyond me, I am Hispanic and didn't vote Democrat this elections, I have plenty of friends that are residents and didn't vote democrats either, all Hispanic.
I guess only if you are a Hispanic that live around the border and California you will be democrat I guess.