The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Occupy Corporatism
A US District Court 3-judge panel in San Antonio, Texas have ruled on gerrymandering in that state – particularly with regard to how the Republicans have drawn lines based on race.
The judges said that Republicans used gerrymandering to weaken the electoral power of minorities. Three republican controlled districts have contributed to discriminatory access to voting because of a 2011 set of maps and a voter ID law approved by former Governor Rick Perry.
In 2010 after a statewide census was published, Texas state lawmakers noticed that Hispanics made up 2 out of 3 new residents. This led to a portion of the inspiration for the gerrymandering.
The justices highlighted Congressional District 23, spanning San Antonio to El Paso, Congressional District 27 and Congressional District 35. These 3 districts are represented by Republicans Willpost was originally published on this site