Redistricting Maps Must be Drawn By Saturday for May Primaries
According to the Texas Tribune, if redistricting maps are not drawn by Saturday, March 3 then primaries will move to June.
The Tribune reports that the primaries cannot be held on May 29 if the deadline is not met this weekend. Instead, the date will yet again be pushed back, this time to June 26.
“The lawyers working on House maps have been pushing back and forth, primarily on three districts, and haven't produced an accord. And congressional maps, several lawyers have said, will have to be drawn by the three federal judges in San Antonio, because the parties can't seem to find common ground."
If the primaries are held in late May or June, the primary runoffs will be delayed to July 31 or August 28 reports the Tribune.
KUT News' Andy Uhler sheds some light on the court's long battle over the redistricting maps.