Bloomberg Law
Dec. 21, 2021, 9:45 AMUpdated: Dec. 21, 2021, 3:21 PM

Latino Population Booms Everywhere—Except on Voting Maps (1)

Ayanna Alexander
Ayanna Alexander

Hispanics and Latinos are the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, but that hasn’t translated into electoral clout—as a few shifting lines on a Texas map demonstrate.

Though Texas gained two congressional seats after the 2020 Census, the map Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed in October shrinks the number of majority-minority districts from eight to seven. Community advocates are now closely watching the nonpartisan redistricting commissions in Arizona and California, which also have large Hispanic and Latino populations they say should be reflected in Washington.

“Texas just can’t help itself. It keeps drawing district maps in ways that ...

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