Federal challenge to Florida redistricting expands, alleges map dilutes Black voting power

Federal challenge to Florida redistricting expands, alleges map dilutes Black voting power

Judges in federal court this week allowed a lawsuit over Florida’s redistricting process to expand an argument. Plaintiffs in the case will now argue a map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis violates the U.S. Constitution.

“For over a century, both government officials and bigoted White citizens have engaged in discriminatory measures to suppress and dilute the voting power of Black Floridians,” the lawsuit now argues. “Gov. DeSantis’s enacted plan is the latest episode in Florida’s tragic history of officially sanctioned invidious discrimination against its Black voters.”

The case is a separate legal challenge from one working its way through state courts that alleges the map runs counter to the F...

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