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.
New Florida redistricting plans would greatly benefit Republicans in Congress and might hurt Black voters’ chances at electing candidates of their choice.
Joe Biden would’ve won 12 of 28 congressional districts, while Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson would’ve won 14 seats. Hillary Clinton would’ve won a majority of the seats.
Since the presidential election, Democrats have about 14,000 fewer voters, Republicans have 12,000 fewer voters, minor parties have an extra 900 voters and there are about 650 fewer independent voters.
A Tributary poll of 806 Jacksonville voters found residents were more likely to trust local over national news.
Jacksonville’s City Council redistricting committee is set to vote on new maps today at 2 p.m. that will likely further entrench already-gerrymandered maps to favor Republicans if the past map proposals are any indicator.
The Tributary’s newest tool, launched Thursday, allows you to explore a racial-dot map of every person in Florida. Seeing the racial diversity of the state in this way is useful in many ways. It highlights the segregation of communities likes St. Petersburg, where the southern portion of the city is overwhelmingly Black and the rest […]