May 29 Primaries May Not Be the Last Word
Early voting is under way for the May 29 primaries in Texas. But there’s a chance that some voters may have a second round of primaries later this year.
Texas is still waiting on a final ruling from a Washington, D.C. court on whether new state House and congressional district maps are constitutional and and comply with the Voting Rights Act. A ruling has been expected since March and could come down before the Nov. 6 general election.
“If they find something in their ruling that makes one of the districts on the current map look illegal or look unconstitutional or look like a violation of the Voting Rights Act, then they could say, redo that part of the map and rerun the races in that area,” said Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune, KUT’s political reporting partner.
That means a special election, one that could be held before this fall’s general election, if the ruling is released in time.