Remember the Texas redistricting that the Democrats tried to stop by fleeing the state, leaving an inadequate number of legislators necessary available for a quorum? It is now over:
A three-judge federal panel Tuesday upheld a new congressional map for Texas that the Republicans pushed through the Legislature after months of turmoil and two walkouts by the Democrats.
The decision followed a December trial on the heated redistricting issue.
Democrats currently hold a 17-15 advantage in Texas’ congressional delegation, but the new map could give the GOP as many as seven new seats.
Democrats alleged that the map weakened minority voting strength in districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in South Texas.
In its ruling, the judges said Democrats “failed to prove” the plan violates the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters.
This now belongs in the dustbin of history.