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Texas Primary Election Scheduled for May 29, Court Rules

Texas will hold its general primary election for 2012 on May 29, a panel of three federal judges in San Antonio ruled after approving interim electoral maps in an effort to resolve differences over congressional redistricting.

Today’s announcement by the judges comes amid months of wrangling over the state’s electoral maps, which were created last year by the Republican-controlled state legislature and challenged by activists as racial gerrymanders intended to prevent the election of Latinos. The judges approved interim maps Feb. 28.