DC Questions Doggett's New District
District 25 in Texas newly-redistricted voting map is currently represented by Rep. Lloyd Doggett, and encompasses a large portion of Travis County. But now, a federal court in Washington DC has questions about District 25 that could delay Texas 2012 primaries yet again.
The main issue is whether District 25 – which contains white, Hispanic, and African-American voters – deserves minority protection under the Voting Rights Act or not.
The court asked for briefs by March 13 on District 25, and if they deem it a minority district deserving protection, that would send the map back to the drawing board, the Austin American-Statesman reports, with primaries falling well into the summer.
Texas only recently saw its primary date set for May 29.