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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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Breaking–Florida Supreme Court won’t block DeSantis redistricting map

The Florida Supreme Court has declined to block the state’s new congressional map on the ground that it lacks jurisdiction. The congressional map that will go into effect is the one backed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and previously struck down, in part, on the ground that it diminished the voting rights of African Americans. One Justice (LaBarga) wrote a dissent. Axios summarizes the litigation.

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