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