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Native voters, leaders ask redistricting panel to preserve minority districts | 406 Politics
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Native voters, leaders ask redistricting panel to preserve minority districts | 406 Politics

PABLO — Republican proposals for new legislative districts in Montana would reduce the number of districts with Native American majorities, an approach that has been criticized by tribal members, indigenous activists and Democrats since they were unveiled last month.During one of two public hearings taking place on Indian reservations in the state, Monday’s meeting at the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo saw tribal members, local leaders and indigenous lawmakers asking the Districting and Apportionment Commission to preserve the current districts in which Native Americans make up a majority of voters. Democrats argued that keeping those districts intact is critical to complying with the federal Voting Rights Act.“That helps to provide that knowledge, that long-standing ...
Federal trial over Texas political maps delayed by evidence disputes
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Federal trial over Texas political maps delayed by evidence disputes

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The legal fight over the shape of Texas political representation for the next decade won’t be decided until next year after a federal panel agreed Tuesday to delay a trial over new political maps. The federal three-judge panel hearing the case pushed the start of the trial, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 28, following a flurry of disputes over discovery that left both the state and the various plaintiff groups questioning whether they’d have enough time to prepare to make their cases in a federal court in El Paso. The court said it would announce a new trial at a later time. The maps passed by ...