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Biden DOJ sues Texas over redistricting plans, alleging discrimination

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The Department of Justice sued Texas on Monday over its plan to redistrict the state’s electoral map, claiming the new map denies the voting rights of …
The Department of Justice sued Texas on Monday over its plan to redistrict the state’s electoral map, claiming the new map denies the voting rights of minority voters who are not accurately represented in the new districts. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland alleges that Texas’ redrawn map for its congressional delegation violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which demands states provide all voters equal access to the democratic process. “The complaint we filed today alleges that Texas has violated Section 2 by creating redistricting plans that deny or abridge the rights of Latino and Black voters to vote on account of their race, color or membership in a language minority group,” Garland said in a statement on Monday. Texas’ new congressional map, the DOJ contends, leaves minority voters less opportunity than other citizens to elect their legislators.

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