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Voting Map Trial In Texas Goes At Least 1 More Day

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Closing arguments will last at least one more day in a federal trial to determine whether new redistricting maps in Texas violate federal law by diluting the voting power of minorities.

Minority groups arguing that new election lines hurt Hispanics and fail to recognize their surge in population wrapped up closing arguments Thursday.

The three-judge panel hearing the case adjourned until Friday, when the state will make its closing statement. The court isn't expected to issue a ruling for weeks.

Texas received four new seats in the U.S. House following the last census population count, more than any state. The new map was passed by the GOP-controlled Texas Legislature last summer.

The Texas attorney general's office said the map wasn't drawn with prejudice and preserves the voting power of minorities.

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