With Florida’s Maps in Place, 2022 Redistricting Cycle Basically Done

N.Y. Times offers this summary of the 2022 redistricting cycle. Key points:

  • Litigation over congressional maps continues, but it is unlikely to change the maps before November.
  • This redistricting cycle “has created a much less competitive House map than before.”
  • The Democrats may “have come out of the map-drawing battles in slightly better shape than before they began,” but it is debatable and the political winds do not favor their capturing that advantage.
  • Florida’s new map “dismantles a congressional district held by Representative Al Lawson, a Black Democrat, and strongly boosts Republican odds of capturing other competitive House seats,” and may or may not violate the State’s constitution. A lower court held it did.
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