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Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

Added 10-19-21 12:29:02am EST - “Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation's largest red state.” - Foxnews.com

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Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state.

GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign off on the changes. Civil rights groups sued before Republican lawmakers were even done Monday.

"Texas is using all the means at its disposal to prevent the inevitable change in the Texas electorate," said Nina Perales, an attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The U.S. and Texas flags wave outside the Texas Capitol on July 13, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

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