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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— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) April 12, 2022
Heads up: The Republican-controlled Florida legislature will not redraw its congressional map — the GOP yielded its redistricting role to Ron DeSantis, who will draft a version that he himself will then sign.
DeSantis wants to carve up two largely Black districts.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 12, 2022
‘Dangerous and unprecedented’: Florida GOP gives DeSantis power to draw congressional map https://t.co/eqnql03xOv
— Raw Story (@RawStory) April 12, 2022
— The Hill (@thehill) April 12, 2022
Let me translate for you what the greatest abrogation of legislative authority in the state of Florida that I’ve seen in 30 years looks like:
Ron DeSantis will produce a legislative map that knocks out three African-American members of Congress. pic.twitter.com/mFc3HYxE3I
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 11, 2022
GOP legislative leaders in Florida have given up trying to draw new congressional boundaries that can win Gov. DeSantis’ signature and, in an unprecedented move, announced they intend to essentially cede this constitutional power to the executive branch https://t.co/w4Szky8ICO
— CNN (@CNN) April 12, 2022