The battle over Texasd redistricting has literally been going on for a full year now.
But a new map has been published by the federal court in San Antonio, and barring a challenge, this will be the one.
But is it?
There are more changes than expected in this new district map.
But as we said, it is only accepted if no one challenges it.
Well, they have…
Harvey Kronberg of the Quorum Report ion Austin says, that just a few hours ago, minority groups asked not the court in San Antonio, but the one in Washington D.C. to throw out the map.
That’s right, this thing is so complex, two federal courts are working on it…
And our primary date, already pushed back twice, hangs in the balance.
But if this is the map, there are some changes in east texas.
Here is the current map of state house districts, and here are the changes. Leo Berman’s District 6
Looks to lose a bit. Bryan Hughes in District 5, and David Simpson in District 7, Chuck Hopson in District 11 and Wayne Christian in District 9 will all undergo some subtle changes.
On the Senate side, Kevin Eltife in District 1 and Robert Nichols in District 3 all saw some shifting.
And the Congressional districts held some surprises, too. Congressman Louie Gohmert gained about half of Wood County, and Ralph Hall in District 4, and Jeb Hensarling’s District 5 all have shifted.
But the big question is, does any of this matter?