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Sides in Texas redistricting case reach partial deal on Senate map; 2 other maps unresolved
SAN ANTONIO (AP) ' The Texas attorney general and minority groups demanding equal representation have agreed to a temporary compromise over one of the state's three disputed political maps.
During a federal court hearing Wednesday in San Antonio, the state attorney general and an attorney for the minority groups said they had reached a deal on the state Senate map. The parties still haven't worked out a deal for state House and congressional maps, leaving the Texas primary date uncertain.
The Republican-controlled Legislature drew the disputed Senate map in a way to make sure one incumbent was not re-elected.
It also divided up minority voters into districts dominated by whites, something forbidden under the Voting Rights Act.
The compromise restores the district largely to its previous boundaries with a similar racial make-up.