Galveston County Election Maps Violate Voting Rights Act

FILE PHOTO: A poll worker cleans the table at a polling location during early voting in Sumter, South Carolina, U.S., October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Micah Green

Federal Judge Jeffrey V. Brown ruled that Galveston County’s commissioner courts maps violated the federal Voting Rights Act when they were drawn in 2021, and ordered the county to draw new maps by Oct. 20.

According to the Texas Tribune, the Trump-appointed judge ruled that the map “denies Black and Latino voters the equal opportunity to participate in the political process and the opportunity to elect a representative of their choice to the commissioners court.”

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