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Attorney: Texas redistricting talks have stalled

Updated: Monday, February 13 2012, 09:19 AM CST
An attorney for one of nine groups suing to block electoral redistricting maps drawn up by Texas' Republican-led Legislature says negotiations between the two sides have stalled.

Luis Vera, who represents the League of United Latin American Citizens, said Monday he wouldn't bet on a deal getting done in time to keep Texas' April 3 primaries from being delayed again. They were originally scheduled for March.

A federal court in San Antonio last week gave the sides until Feb. 6 to draw up temporary maps that would remain in place through November's election. If they don't, Texas' primaries will be pushed back.

Vera says a major obstacle is that the state isn't involving all parties in the negotiations.

The Texas attorney general's office didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)Attorney: Texas redistricting talks have stalled


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