The Democratic Angle on Redistricting
Read the whole thing. But till then, this relevant excerpt:
The Hotline: Texas is slated to gain four seats and population growth has been in the urban areas mostly. If you had your way, where would you draw the new districts?
MA: Where the population growth is not nearly as important as who it is. So what I would do is with all four districts I would use them to repair and improve the voting strength of people of color. Texas clearly should get two additional Hispanic districts. I believe those can be drawn in north Texas -- in Dallas -- and I believe the other can be drawn in the San Antonio to Austin corridor. And then I believe the other two districts should be used to realize the voting strength for minorities.