Republicans move to tighten grip on Texas after redistricting map approved

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Redrawn map, expected to strengthen Republican numbers, faces final negotiations before being sent to Governor Greg Abbott

Republicans have moved to tighten their grip on power in Texas after a late-night vote in the state’s legislature approved an early sign-off to new congressional boundaries at the expense of communities of color.

The Republican-led effort will give the party powers over redrawn US House maps and shore up its eroding dominance in Texas, whose demographics are becoming less white in a shift that most experts see as favoring Democrats.

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