is a data visuals fellow for The Texas Tribune. He is a senior studying computer science at Northwestern University, where he currently works as a student fellow for the Knight Lab and as a visualization researcher for the Chicago Marathon. You can usually find him pursuing experimental projects in art, music, code, design and storytelling.
As part of our Lock The Vote series, we examine a key piece of Republicans’ 2011 redistricting strategy, which courts said discriminated against minorities: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s curiously-shaped 35th Congressional District.
During the debate over Senate Bill 1, state representatives were asked to change a proposed 6 percent limit to 4 percent — a change the bill's author said would prompt him to withdraw the legislation. The House voted 80-52 against that amendment, and then continued to debate the rest of the bill.