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 […]
While Democrats staged a sit-in and led chants, the Florida Legislature approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional map, which will further Republican gains and eliminate a Black ability-to-elect district in Jacksonville.
The Florida Legislature begins its special redistricting session today with a mandate fto pass Gov. Ron DeSantis’ preferred congressional map, which would maximize Republican advantages.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto came almost immediately after the Legislature finally transmitted its approved Florida redistricting plans.
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.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued his clearest redistricting veto threat yet Monday, even as the state House coalesced around a plan to approve two versions of congressional districts, with one kicking in only if a Jacksonville district were declared unconstitutional.
The Florida House congressional redistricting committee grilled an expert testifying on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ behalf that Jacksonville’s Black district was unconstitutional.
The Florida Supreme Court unanimously rejected Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for an advisory opinion on whether Jacksonville’s Congressional District 5 is constitutional, saying the question was too broad and fact-intensive.