Sept. 27 Afternoon Newscast
Texas Republicans today unveiled a map of proposed congressional districts that would move Commerce and Greenville from the 4th Congressional District to the 3rd.
- Republicans in the Texas legislature presented a map of proposed redrawn congressional districts today. The proposed changes would reduce the geographic size of the 4th Congressional District, which includes almost all of Northeast Texas.
- Most of Hunt County, including Commerce and Greenville, would move to the 3rd Congressional District under the proposed changes. That district is represented by Republican Van Taylor.
- The proposed districts are all but certain to change before the process is complete. Since the 1965 federal Civil Rights Act, Texas has not gone through a decade without courts finding the state guilty of drawing racially discriminatory districts.