New redistricting maps issued in time for May 29th primary

NewsChannel 10

San Antonio, Texas - Texas may be able to finally pencil in a presidential primary. That's if the newest political district maps released today, aren't challenged.

Four districts most affected by changes to the newest congressional map are District 23 which stretches from El Paso to San Antonio, District 6 which covers the outskirts of Dallas, District 33 which involves parts of the Metroplex, and District 35 which stretches from San Antonio to Austin.

For the most part, the redistricting does not change things for panhandle politicians, except the state house map still combines Representative Warren Chisum's district with another district.

In response to the new maps, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says they are a substantial improvement, and return to much of the original decisions made by legislators, but do not violate the Voting Rights Act.

This is big news for voters in the Lone Star State, because these maps have been issued in time to hold a May 29th primary, if they are not appealed.  This would mean Texans could participate in choosing a republican nominee.