Attorney General Greg Abbott says the new maps reflect what state lawmakers intended when they drew the original maps. CD 25 and CD 35 are back to what they were originally.


"The new interim maps issued late today are a substantial improvement from maps previously issued by the San Antonio court. As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous, clear direction to the district court, these new interim maps more accurately reflect the decisions of elected Texas legislators.

In light of the state’s legal arguments, the San Antonio court only modified the Legislatively enacted plan in response to alleged Voting Rights Act violations, while leaving virtually all other districts as they were drawn by the Legislature. In doing so, the court properly rejected the demands by some plaintiffs to draw drastic and overreaching interim maps."

Gov. Perry also released a statement Tuesday. He says he’s happy to be back on track for the primaries. In his statement he blamed the court for overstepping its bounds, therefore costing the state to move the election.


"While we believe the original maps drawn by the Texas Legislature were fair and legal, I am pleased we finally have maps that enable us to proceed with our elections.

As the Supreme Court has agreed, the federal court in San Antonio overstepped its boundaries when it took it upon itself to draw new maps. Had the federal court done it correctly to begin with, the time, costs and inconvenience to our state could have been avoided, and we would be having our elections on schedule.”

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