Florida's counsel argues nixing Gov. DeSantis' map would be racist and partisan

Florida's counsel argues nixing Gov. DeSantis' map would be racist and partisan

A lawsuit claims a congressional map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis was “infected by racial discrimination.” But Attorneys for Secretary of State Laurel Lee argue preserving a North Florida district as it was configured the last three election cycles would be the true racist decision — and one that unfairly benefits Democrats.

In a court brief responding to allegations by Black Voters Matter and other groups, counsel defending the state’s new map say cartography implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 2015 drew districts illegally with race as a motivating factor.

The brief opens by quoting a Washington state ruling that declared “the way to stop discriminating on the basis of race is to st...

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