A federal court in San Antonio on Friday put to rest any anxiety that the 2014 elections would be delayed, but it also kept alive the possibility that the state could again be forced to get federal approval before it changes any election procedures.
The court said “a full, fair and final review” of the redistricting case cannot be completed in time for the 2014 elections. In an effort to keep everything on track, the judges ordered the 2013 maps drawn by the Legislature be used on an interim basis for the 2014 election cycle, which is now getting underway.
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