Lone Star Reports

Mid-Decade and Partisan Redistricting Unchecked, African American Voting Rights Ignored, South Texas Map Scramble Underway

Overview

While the Supreme Court’s Texas decision was split 5/4, included six separate opinions and over 132 pages of text, the bottom line is clear:

Read the Full Decision Here

The three-judge Federal District Court has issued an order and provided a schedule for determining a remedy in response to the recently released opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court on Texas redistricting.

How Can Anyone Believe This Guy?

Reasonable doubts about the legitimacy of Tom DeLay's "move" to Virginia have grown even stronger after he placed over 8000 robocalls to voters describing himself as a "Northern Californian."(Source: Washington Post, June 14, 2006) It appears that DeLay has confused even himself as he manipulates

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Recent Reports

Leaders emerging from crowded candidate field

With the first quarter financial reports now in and the May 29th Democratic primary about six weeks away, the race for the Democratic Party nomination in new Congressional District 33 is taking shape. The new District 33 is considered a safe Democratic seat, so the Democratic primary election is tantamount to the general election. With 11 Democratic candidates in the race, we expect that none will gain a majority of the vote on May 29th, forcing a July 31st run-off between the two top finishers.

Narrow ideology and extreme partisanship hurting Texas

A look inside the numbers

Last week, the Federal District Court in San Antonio released the interim congressional map to be used for the 2012 elections and set the Texas primary date for May 29th with run-offs scheduled for

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