Politics

Texas violated voting rights law during redistricting, retiring state GOP senator says in sworn court statement

A three-judge federal panel is hearing arguments in a lawsuit claiming that Texas Republicans violated the Voting Rights Act when they redrew state Senate District 10 in Tarrant County to lessen Black and Hispanic voting power.

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State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, on the Senate floor on May 6, 2019.

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