Florida Senate Passes Congressional Map

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0

Florida Republicans will adopt one of the most aggressive congressional maps.

The new map adds four districts for the GOP while eliminating three held by Democrats.

That would create twenty seats that favor Republicans and eight that lean toward Democrats.

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The Florida House is expected to pass the map tomorrow then send it to DeSantis for signature.

“I think they are good maps that will be able to be upheld,” said Joe Gruters, chairman of the state Republican Party.

Democrats would almost certainly challenge the map. Yesterday, Democrats clashed with Republicans over the proposal’s constitutionality and argued it violated the Voting Rights Act’s prohibition on racial gerrymandering.

It is unlikely any challenge would be decided in time to effect the November elections.

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Deplorable Lanie
5 months ago

OK, your last sentence was clearly not unambiguous!

John
John
5 months ago

Agreed. The double-negative makes for bad construction. So, since double negatives cancel each other out, I took the sentence as written:

It is unlikely any challenge would not be decided in time to effect the November elections.

and reread it as:

It is likely any challenge would be decided in time to effect the November elections.

Given that Florida is heavily leaning toward the Republican end of the spectrum, my guess is that the decision in the predicted challenge would be in our favor and send the Democrats home crying.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  John

I understood what he said. However if we take AP English, we get better at English. Then if we major in English in college, we get better at English. And if we graduate law school we get better at English. Finally we get so good at English we can confuse everyone and make a lot of money.

Sandra Lee Smith
Sandra Lee Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  John

Not so likely if it reaches higher courts; the benches are well salted with left leaning judges.

Jawad
Jawad
5 months ago

Well, I don’t never see no double negative (a perfectly acceptable sentence in certain Slavic languages).

Sandra Lee Smith
Sandra Lee Smith
5 months ago

Well, it’s a nice plan, but I doubt the Dems will accept it without a fight & more courts lean left than right, so don’t get complacent!

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