Latino legal rights group files suit against Texas redistricting maps — before they’re final

Sami Sparber

The Dallas Morning News

Oct 18, 2021

Domingo Garcia, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said it is “blatant discrimination” that GOP mapmakers did not create a new U.S. house district where Hispanic voters can elect the candidate of their choice – for example, in the Dallas metro area.

“[Dallas is] the largest metro area in the entire United States without a Latino congressional opportunity district,” Garcia, a former state representative from Dallas, said at a Tuesday press conference. “The Republican party has weaponized political gerrymandering to disenfranchise and to suppress the vote of Latinos throughout the state of Texas.”