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DeSantis picks undersheriff to replace Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams

Gov. Ron DeSantis picked Undersheriff Pat Ivey to replace Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams until the city holds special elections in August and November. DeSantis cited the need for continuity when he picked Ivey. He also endorsed T.K. Waters, the Republican candidate endorsed by Williams, in the special election. Williams announced his resignation effective later this […]

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Florida Supreme Court declines to hear congressional redistricting lawsuit, ensuring 2022 will follow DeSantis’ map

The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the state’s redistricting maps, ensuring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional maps will go into effect for at least 2022’s elections. While the court’s decision settles things for this year, the redistricting map still faces upcoming federal and state trials challenging its validity The […]

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Judge lifts stay in Florida redistricting lawsuit, ordering new map

A Tallahassee judge lifted a stay in a Florida redistricting lawsuit, ordering election officials to begin using a map that preserves a Black congressional district in North Florida. The new map, drawn by a Harvard professor, only affects the North Florida congressional districts, re-instating a Duval-to-Gadsden 5th Congressional District to protect Black voters’ ability to […]