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Texas primary date in deeper jeopardy after D.C. court ruling

Texas primary date in deeper jeopardy after D.C. court ruling
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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 11:29am

An April 3 primary election date nose-dived further into uncertainty Thursday on news a court in Washington plans to take 30 days to rule on whether Texas political lines pass muster.

Slim hope remains, nevertheless, with another federal court that’s waiting to see if the state of Texas and minorities suing it can agree on temporary maps by Monday.

That’s the day a federal panel of judges in San Antonio agreed should leave time to save the April 3 Democrat and Republican party primaries. There has been little light shed on what progress, if any, the Texas attorney general and plaintiffs are making toward that deadline in San Antonio.

“All I know is they’re still just talking,” Gregg County Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy said Thursday.

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