Fair Districts Coalition questions whether redistricting drafts undercut minority access districts

Fair Districts Coalition questions whether redistricting drafts undercut minority access districts

The Fair Districts Coalition issued a letter to Florida senators asking whether enough research into minority protection has gone into mapmaking. The letter also asks if research is being done to help the Legislature draw lines to protect Black and Hispanic access.

“We have not heard you say a word in public about whether you have performed a Racially Polarized Voting (RPV) analysis or hired any expert to do such a study,” the letter states. “This is essential to help you assess potential performance of districts with substantial minority population.”

The letter notes University of California-Los Angeles professor Jeffrey Lewis testified he was conducting such an analysis in Florida. That ca...

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