Greg reported yesterday on Judge Gilmore’s release of Harris County’s interim County Commissioner’s map for the 2012 elections.
The changes the Commissioner’s Court avoided seem to have come into play as precincts in Atascocita have now been placed back into Precinct 4, as requested by so many folks. According to Greg, the demographics in Precinct 2 have basically been returned to previous levels; in other words, the Judge avoided retrogression, as she said she would, and even beat the base line by a point or so. As Kuff states, Pct. 2 still remains a 50-50 precinct in the interim, so, one wonders how much more can be gained after arguments in the impending court case over the final map.
At least for my friends in Atascocita, this means they get to vote in the 2012 special election to decide who completes Jerry Eversole’s term. As time barrels along toward the Nov 28 – Dec 15 filing period, there is still no sense about who is running for that seat on the Democratic side.
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