More Experts To Testify At Texas Redistricting Trial
WASHINGTON (AP) - Experts on voting patterns and redistricting are testifying as a trial continues in Washington to determine if the Texas Legislature’s new political district map violates the federal Voting Rights Act.
Both the state of Texas and the U.S. Justice Department, along with several minority voting groups, are expected to call witnesses examining the impact of political maps.
On Monday, political redistricting expert Theodore Arrington testified on behalf of the Justice Department. He said that because there are so few Democrats in the Texas Legislature who aren’t minorities, working against them could constitute a violating of the Voting Rights Act.
(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Also Check Out:
- Dallas Plant Accused Of Dumping Pig Blood Into River
- Is Khloe Really A Kardashian?
- Caught On Tape: Burglar Attacks Homeowner
- In Memoriam: People We Lost In 2011
- Top News Stories Of 2011