South Texas Congressional district ruled invalid

South Texas Congressional District

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A federal judge panel claimed that three Texas Congressional Districts were racially gerrymandered making them invalid.

Corpus Christi was included on the list, ours is district 27, along with the Austin, San Antonio and El Paso districts.

Congressman Farenthold said even though he is the elected official for this district, the way the districts were drawn didn't involve him or any federal representatives at all.

The districts were drawn by the state legislature, so it would be up to them to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, which Congressman Farenthold said is likely to happen.

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