October 29, 2021 -
The Republicans who control legislatures in Arkansas, North Carolina, and Texas have drawn congressional maps that favor their party and disadvantage voters of color. Meanwhile, an independent redistricting commission has faltered in its effort to draw new election maps in Virginia.
May 10, 2019 -
Earlier this year Texas officials threatened to remove from the state's voter rolls tens of thousands of people they alleged were not citizens. Warning that the state was using bad data, voting rights advocates sued and won — and now Texas must pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees. It's not the only state to jeopardize citizens' voting rights over bogus claims of non-citizens voting.
April 6, 2016 -
In a major voting rights case, the Supreme Court affirmed Texas' right to draw state legislative districts based on total population rather than eligible voters. But whether states can choose to use voter population instead — and tip the balance of political power— remains an open question.