An effort to change the way Texas draws state senate districts could have important consequences for the way the state does politics.
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This morning, the Supreme Court gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the transformative 1965 law that swept away literacy tests, poll taxes and established protections for minority voters. The fallout in Texas is likely to be significant. Here’s our explainer.
While the days of overt discrimination may be mostly behind us, institutional racism still exists. Hispanic and black Texans understand this better than most.
Every ten years senators have their fate decided for them by a capsule in a white envelope with the odd or even number inside. […]