Redistricting Was Destiny In 2012 Texas Election

AUSTIN (November 11, 2012)--Political consultants like to say that redistricting is destiny, and that was certainly true in Texas' 2012 election results.

Every 10 years lawmakers in the Texas Legislature redraw the political maps and get to choose their voters rather than the other way around, but this year three judges in San Antonio drew the maps after determining the Legislature's maps were unfair to minorities.

Consultants found that under the court's maps, 95 Texas House districts held a majority of Republicans, while 55 contained a majority of Democrats.

Once the dust from the election settled early Wednesday morning, unsurprisingly, the results in the Texas House were 95 Republicans to 55 Democrats.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let Texas draw its own maps in the future.


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