Jacksonville’s redistricting efforts have relied on racial data that contradicts federal guidelines.
Municipal races are already dominated usually by Democrats and Republicans voting with most independent and third-party voters sitting out. The special election, scheduled between Thanksgiving and Christmas, exacerbated that.
Republican Nick Howland and Democrat Tracye Polson will face each other in a February runoff for Jacksonville’s vacant at-large City Council seat. Under Jacksonville’s jungle primary system, a candidate must win a majority of the vote to win. If no one accomplishes this in a first round of voting, then the top two candidates proceed […]
Florida redistricting efforts run the risk of facing racial gerrymandering lawsuits if staff don’t perform a meaningful analysis, experts say.