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Protesters gather outside the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017, in San Antonio, where a redistricting trial is taking place. Federal courts earlier this year found that Texas passed election laws to purposefully discriminate against Hispanic and black voters and the trial starting today could redraw Texas voting maps before 2018 and bolster Democratic efforts to reclaim Congress. by

Republicans Come to Texas to Prepare for the 2021 Redistricting Battle

The right has an audacious plan to, once again, use the redistricting process to maintain power. At ALEC’s annual conference in Austin, Republican state legislators learned how to navigate the legal and political challenges that will likely arise.

Last week, more than 200 conservative state lawmakers from around the country packed into a hotel conference room in Austin for a panel session entitled “How ...Read More

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Why We Hired a Civil Rights Reporter

Introducing Michael Barajas, the Observer’s new civil rights reporter

Over the last five years, federal courts have repeatedly ruled that the Texas Legislature intentionally discriminated against racial minorities. That’s a high...Read More

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The Texas Miracle #16: The Texas Tea Party’s Last Service

Does disarray in the Dallas GOP spell doom for the Texas Republican Party? Plus a woman who's literally dead of the 2016 election, and another round of Stump-A-Ferner trivia.

On the Texas Miracle podcast: Are things spiraling out of control for the Texas tea party? Plus ferners face Texans in a bout of Lone Star sports trivia....Read More

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