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US Justice Dept sues Texas over ‘discriminatory’ electoral maps

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Washington (AFP) – The US Justice Department sued Texas on Monday, accusing the Republican-led state of discriminating against Black and Latino voters with its redrawn electoral maps. Merrick Garland, Democratic President Joe Biden’s attorney general, said Texas’s redistricting plans for congressional and state legislative districts violate the Voting Rights Act. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, speaking at a press conference with Garland, said several of the electoral districts were “drawn with discriminatory intent.” “The redistricting plans approved by the Texas state legislature an…

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