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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:39 PM
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Court will decide on Texas district map soon...latest sleazy play by
Repukes. They're trying to lump Austin in with San Antonio and get rid of Dogget's seat. And make sure Hispanics are underrepresented. Read the whole article!

AUSTIN, Texas - An attorney for the state argued in court on Thursday that its proposed congressional map would make districts more compact, while plans by Hispanics and Democrats aimed for a partisan edge in the court-ordered revision of Texas districts.

Ted Cruz also told a three-judge federal panel that the state's entry in the court-ordered revision of Texas districts was not meant to target Democrats.

The proposed map would shift Austin, the hometown of longtime Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett (news, bio, voting record), into a district now represented by Rep. Lamar Smith (news, bio, voting record), a San Antonio Republican.

The arguments came as the panel began hearing arguments about how to redraw southwestern Texas congressional districts to restore minority voting power.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060803/ap_on_el_ho/redistr...
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