Republicans have dominated Congress for the better part of a generation. One of the main reasons is they’ve held most of the power when redrawing congressional boundaries. Republicans have focused on winning and holding state legislatures, and in most states, those legislatures steer redistricting. One-party control often leads to partisan gerrymandering, including in Texas.
To Counter Gerrymandering, Texas Democrats Aim To Recapture State House in 2020
Democrats need to win a net nine seats to claim a majority of the Texas House of Representatives.