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 […]
A 2nd Judicial Circuit Court judge struck down Jacksonville’s congressional districts in a ruling against Florida’s redistricting process.
Voting rights groups and individuals suing Florida over its congressional maps asked a Tallahassee court to block new Northeast Florida congressional districts that would make it harder for Jacksonville’s Black voters to elect their preferred candidates.
A new lawsuit alleges Florida’s redistricting plan, passed Thursday on a party-line vote, will reduce Black voting power in North Florida, Orlando and the Tampa Bay area and that the map was drawn to favor Republican candidates.
The Florida redistricting special session will allow Gov. Ron DeSantis to submit his own maps, with the legislature deferring to DeSantis.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto came almost immediately after the Legislature finally transmitted its approved Florida redistricting plans.
Two new lawsuits filed in Tallahassee on Friday — one in state court and another in federal court — ask judges to put in place new congressional district plans for Florida since Gov. Ron DeSantis has promised a veto of the Legislature’s approved plans and the Legislature doesn’t look like it’ll be able to override a veto.
rida House and Senate approved a congressional redistricting plan for the next decade, but that approval does nothing to offer more certainty to voters as legislators await Gov. Ron DeSantis’ promised veto.
As the Florida House prepared to vote on its congressional proposal, Gov. Ron DeSantis intervened by tweet, promising a veto for the plan.
The Florida Supreme Court upheld the state’s new House and Senate district maps Thursday, the final step for their approval ahead of August’s primaries and November’s general elections that will determine control of the state Legislature.