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Texas Matters: Supreme Court To Hear If Texas Violates One Person, One Vote

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The US Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a Texas case that challenges how people are counted when state senate districts are drawn in redistricting maps. Presently everyone is counted – voters and non-eligible voters – citizens and non-citizens.

The case Evenwel vs. Abbott argued that requiring states to switch to counting only citizens would “ensure that voters are afforded the basic right to an equal vote.”

Nina Perales is an attorney for MALDEF – the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund which is closing watching this case.  

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi