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St. Petersburg, Florida

Tampa Bay residents claim state Senate districts ‘suppress Black voters’ in new lawsuit

Listen:   A new lawsuit says the map of Florida Senate districts violates the Florida constitution and federal Voting Rights Act.  Tampa and St. Pete residents worry the map packs Black voters in a single...

Attitudes on U.S. Economy and Democracy

Inflation is down but Americans are still gloomy over the economy. Also, some survey research studies find some people believe U.S. democracy may not survive another two decades. The community weigh-in on the direction and...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., September 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to defy anti-gerrymandering protections. DeSantis had put the state’s Fair Districts Amendment up against the U.S. Constitution, openly...
Florida redistricting

Court date set to determine if Florida drew Congressional districts that violated state Constitution by diminishing minority representation

A judge will hear arguments over a congressional redistricting plan that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed through the Legislature in 2022.
Florida redistricting

Redistricting plan sparks constitutional standoff in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration & the Legislature are trying to fend off a lawsuit by arguing the U.S. Constitution trumps that part of the Florida constitution.
by Seán Kinane WMNF 2020 Nov 3 Election Day Gulfport (Pinellas County) Florida. Florida's most densely populated county. A swing county along the I-4 corridor in the country's largest swing state. Webb Meyer Twitty Biden Edmond 2020 Gulfport

Fair Districts Coalition hopes to avoid repeat of Florida’s contentious, gerrymandered 2012 redistricting

A group of civic organizations hopes to avoid a repeat of the 2012 redistricting debacle that led to numerous court battles and uncovered gerrymandering in the drawing of maps. The Fair Districts Coalition is calling...

ACLU of Florida on redistricting and “prison Gerrymandering”

During the recent special session to re-draw Congressional districts, the Florida Legislature did not end up agreeing on maps; but during the discussion there was renewed focus on how prisoners affect the population of districts...

Florida League of Woman Voters “thrilled” with congressional redistricting

Yesterday the Florida Supreme Court determined that 8 congressional districts had been unfairly drawn to favor the GOP in 2012 and ordered that they be redrawn by state legislatures within 100 days . The Court...

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