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Tue 28th September 2021 | 02:20 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 28th September, 2021) The Texas Senate proposed during a special session a new congressional district map that adds two new seats in the US House of Representatives and would give Republicans a stronger hold in the state.
The voting rights watchdog group Democracy Docket said the proposal would reportedly protect incumbnet Republican Congressmen by removing Democratic voters from their districts and overlapping districts represented by Democratic House lawmakers.
The proposed congressional district map would reportedly pit Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee against her Democratic Congressman Al Green. In addition, Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s district would overlap with the district represented by Democratic Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia.
The proposed plan would need to be approved by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.