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  Wendy Davis' Texas Senate Seat Was Saved By Voting Rights Act
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Last EditedJohn  Jun 26, 2013 04:45am
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MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateWednesday, June 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionTexas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who captivated the country with her attempted 13-hour filibuster of a sweeping anti-abortion bill, likely would have lost her seat in 2012 to redistricting if not for the Voting Rights Act that was gutted Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

MSNBC's Zachary Roth reported earlier this month that Republican leaders in Texas tried to slice up Davis' Fort Worth district in 2011 and move thousands of black and Hispanic voters into neighboring districts. But Davis challenged the move in federal court under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act -- a part of the law rendered inoperable by the Supreme Court decision that struck down the heart of the law.
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