Texas violated voting rights law during redistricting, retiring state GOP senator says in sworn court statement

Republican State Senator Kel Seliger has signed his name to a sworn statement that he believes his party unlawfully discriminated against voters of color when it recently redrew the lines for Senate District 10. Seliger, who once encountered a similar accusation when he himself led the Texas Senate’s redistricting committee in the previous decade, will not be seeking re-election himself in 2022. The multiple-day hearing before a panel of federal judges is just one of many legal challenges being brought against the state and federal lines drawn by Texas Republicans after the 2020 Census was conducted.

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