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DeSantis Gets the Florida Redistricting Lawsuit He Said He Wants

April 22, 2022, 7:39 PM

Voting rights and civil rights advocates filed suit Friday challenging Florida’s congressional redistricting plan just before it became law.

League of Women Voters of Florida President Cecile Scoon said the intention is to stand up to “a rogue governor and a complicit state Legislature” who want to silence Black voters.

The redistricting law that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed Friday violates an anti-gerrymandering amendment to the Florida Constitution, according to the lawsuit filed in the Second Judicial Circuit for Leon County, Fla.

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The “Fair Districts” amendment ...