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(Reuters) – A Florida judge on Wednesday said the state’s new congressional map, championed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, unconstitutionally dilutes Black citizens’ voting power. During a virtual hearing, Circuit Court Judge J. Layne Smith said the map that passed the legislature last month at DeSantis’ urging “diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect the representative […]

By Steve Contorno, CNN A Florida circuit court judge signaled Wednesday that a new congressional map championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is likely unconstitutional, siding with Democrats and voting rights groups who said the map would illegally suppress Black voters in northern Florida. Judge J. Layne Smith, a DeSantis appointee . . .

Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis is openly trying to curtail Black political power in his state as he redraws its congressional districts to suggestively benefit Republicans. The Florida legislature is meeting this week to consider a proposal from DeSantis that would give Florida Republicans a 20-8 advantage over Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation. That’s […]

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis is brazenly trying to curtail Black political power in his state as he redraws its congressional districts to significantly benefit Republicans. The Florida legislature is meeting this week to consider a proposal from DeSantis that would give Florida Republicans a 20-8 advantage . . .

Local opposition to the likely erasure of Rep. Al Lawson’s district was on display at a recent event with the congressman in Gadsden County. At a check presentation ceremony on Thursday, Lawson joined local officials in announcing $4.6 million in federal funding for renovations to the historic Williams S. Stevens High School. The county’s plan […]


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