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House committee releases redistricting map

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The House Redistricting Committee has released the first version of a map that will ultimately decide who represents whom in Texas.

Publicly released Wednesday afternoon, the map serves as a starting point for debate on fair representation, now that the state’s population has grown by nearly 20 percent since 2000.

The new map has several Republicans competing against each other in areas with shrinking populations, including Dallas and Harris counties.

Dallas County went from having 16 seats to 14, and Harris County lost one seat

Population growth created eight open seats, which include areas in Waller, Rockwall and parts of McLennan and Williamson Counties.

The proposed map has already drawn some criticism from Democrats like Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, who said her redrawn district could violate the Voting Rights Act.

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