"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."
Anchors, away from ATX
Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."
Now up to 27
Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.
One way yes, the other no
Trey Martinez Fischer
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Fort Worth busted up too
Says no city comparable in size to Austin or smaller was broken into as many congressional districts.
Up to 45 percent
Says he represents or has represented about half the San Antonio-rooted district in which he seeks election.
Either way, it's a short list
Republican Party of Texas
More Hispanics "have been elected statewide (in Texas) on the Republican ticket than on the Democratic ticket."
Same ol' power share
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."
Credit belongs to a newspaper
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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