Does FL governor have too much influence on Congressional redistricting?

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States are required to re-draw Congressional districts every ten years.

The Florida special legislative session on Congressional redistricting began Tuesday at noon.

Gov. DeSantis vetoed the Legislature’s map

During the regular session that ended last month, the Legislature passed a Congressional map with new lines, but it was vetoed by Governor Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis proposed a map last week and Republicans in the Legislature have said they will support it, instead of suggesting their own maps.

League of Women Voters of Florida has concerns about the governor’s map

Joining us on WMNF’s Tuesday Café to try to make sense of redistricting in Florida is Shawn Bartelt, the 2nd Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Florida.

On the show, she called DeSantis’ map an “unprecedented autocratic move by our governor.”

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Posted on April 20, 2022 by Seán Kinane
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