Holder: Texas Electoral Redistricting Maps 'Manipulated' to Minimize 'Minority Electoral Strength'

May 30, 2012 - 4:36 PM
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department is awaiting a court decision on its objection to proposed redistricting plans in Texas for the state House and U.S. Congress because of "evidence suggesting that electoral maps were manipulated to give the appearance of minority control while minimizing minority electoral strength."