Most of us have at least one childhood memory of asking an adult about something and hearing “it’s complicated.”
No matter how old you get, “it’s complicated” remains the default answer to seemingly simple questions like, “Why is Travis County represented by five U.S. House members?” The real answer is really not that complicated, but give politicians a microphone and access to census tract data and they will arrive at complicated in a hurry.
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Steve Bickerstaff, elections law expert, exchange views on the 2010 redistricting and subsequent fallout.
On the Viewpoints page