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Advocacy group tells federal judge that Latinos are shortchanged in latest version of state legislative map

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Republicans, who restated arguments about a lack of transparency by Democrats in the mapmaking process, had also asked the federal court to rule that Democrats could not have a do-over of the map. They said the state constitution requires a map to be effective by June 30, otherwise a bipartisan commission is required to draw a map. After the commission invariably deadlocks, a ninth member is picked by chance as a tiebreaker to decide partisan control of the map.

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