Florida Politics reports:
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has submitted the map he wants lawmakers to pass in the upcoming Special Session. Sen. Ray Rodrigues, an Estero Republican and Chair of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, said he was briefed on the submission (P 0109). He said it’s one the Florida Senate can pass.
But while Republicans in Florida appear to be coalescing around the map, a growing number of Democrats assert the lines won’t withstand court scrutiny. “If this map is enacted, Florida will be sued,” tweeted Marc Elias, a Democratic attorney involved in redistricting legislation across the nation.
This map has 20 seats where Republican Donald Trump won the 2020 Presidential Election, and just eight seats won by Democrat Joe Biden. Trump won Florida by three percentage points.
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The latest: .@GovRonDeSantis submits congressional plan favored to pass in Special Session
— Phil Ammann (@PhilAmmann) April 13, 2022
DeSantis’ congressional map favors Republicans, likely diminishes Black representation https://t.co/roPnSmc616
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 14, 2022
I do not know if @RonDeSantisFL does or does not like black people. What I do know is that @GovRonDeSantis does not like them voting. These new maps he is proposing are racist & against the law. I do not know if Ron Desantis is racist, however, he is sure acts as if he is.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) April 14, 2022
DeSantis’ proposed map could allow Republicans to pick up an additional four seats this year. GOP leaders in the Legislature have signaled they’ll accept whatever he hands them. https://t.co/55PeC23Xor
— POLITICO (@politico) April 14, 2022
#DeSantis is demanding we return to Tallahassee to draw new Congressional maps that are WHITER that eliminate Black majority districts in Florida which is ILLEGAL.
By surrendering this entire process to the Guv, the legislature is abdicating its constitutional responsibility. pic.twitter.com/QqMLuRE9O6
— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) April 13, 2022