Statements about Redistricting
"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."
Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."
Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says no city comparable in size to Austin or smaller was broken into as many congressional districts.
Says he represents or has represented about half the San Antonio-rooted district in which he seeks election.
More Hispanics "have been elected statewide (in Texas) on the Republican ticket than on the Democratic ticket."
Says a Republican-drawn map of proposed U.S. House districts for Texas "gerrymanders more than nine million Latinos in Texas to make sure that we have no more electoral opportunity than we did in 1991."
Says Rick Perry is "the guy that tracked" down Democratic legislators who fled Texas in 2003.
Says close to 90 percent of the population growth in Texas over the last decade was non-Anglo.
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