The Supreme Court announced a surprising ruling just days after the midterm elections involving the congressional map of Texas.
The court dismissed a case that claimed the latest maps were unconstitutional, offering a win to conservatives in the state.
The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Texas state legislative maps that critics say intentionally dilute minority voting power and result in an illegal racial gerrymander https://t.co/0boKN3n8MO
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 21, 2022
"At the center of the dispute is Senate District 10, which is centered in Fort Worth in Tarrant County. Challengers argued the map was redrawn to make it more Republican and 'more Anglo,'" CNN reported.
"A panel of three judges on a district court conducted four days of hearings and held although the new state Senate map may 'disproportionately affect minority voters' in Tarrant County, and although the legislature may have given 'pretextual reasons' for its redistricting decisions, the challengers could point to no evidence indicating that the legislature's 'true intent was racial,'" it added.
Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against Texas Legislature’s Congressional Maps - https://t.co/EacUL7KtnB
— Roberto Gil (@RbtGil) November 22, 2022
"The voting rights groups asked the court to take the case and said that it was too high of a burden to prove that race was the predominant factor in drawing the maps," the Conservative Brief reported.
"It comes days after a former anti-abortion leader alleged that the person who leaked a Supreme Court decision prior to the decision on Roe V Wade ending has been found, and it is a bombshell," it added.
Democrats are suing to overturn congressional maps in 6 states they weren’t able to undo before the midterms: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas... House Democrats’ path back to the majority could run through the Supreme Court https://t.co/DQcxZTjc9y
— (((TheRReport))) 🌻 (@TheRReport) November 22, 2022
The case is one of several that Democrats are seeking to use to change districts in six states.
The Texas case offers hope that the left may fail in the challenge, leaving the maps intact for 2024.
The new battle will unlikely be over mapping but instead will focus on voting in the 2024 election.