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Before HIGGINBOTHAM and STEWART, Circuit Judges, and ENGELHARDT, District Judge.*fn1

In this voting rights case, we treat a claim that the city of Farmers Branch, Texas has diluted the strength of its Hispanic vote.*fn2 After a bench trial, the district court rejected the claim. There are two issues on appeal — one legal and one factual. First, the Plaintiffs urge that the Supreme Court’s decision in Bartlett v. Strickland*fn3 implicitly overruled Fifth Circuit precedent requiring a minority citizen voting-age population in a district proposed under § 2 of the Voting Rights Act to exceed 50% of its total citizen voting-age population. Second, the Plaintiffs alternatively urge that the district court clearly erred in finding that Plaintiffs had not proved that the Hispanic citizen voting-age population in their proposed district constituted a majority. Unpersuaded, we reject both arguments and affirm.

 
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