Florida GOP Gives DeSantis Power To Draw House Map

Florida Politics reports:

The Legislature won’t produce any new redistricting maps after all. It remains to be seen what that means for an inevitable court challenge. As members prepare for a Special Session, leaders in the Florida House and Senate announced Monday they will leave congressional cartography to the Governor’s Office.

Performance analyses show the latest draft from the Governor would produce 20 congressional districts won by Republican Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and just eight won by Democrat Joe Biden. By comparison, the primary map passed by the Legislature (H 8019) has 18 Trump districts and 10 Biden districts.

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