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Florida lawmakers cave to DeSantis on redistricting and will defer to him with new map

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(CNN)Republican legislative leaders in Florida have given up trying to draw new congressional boundaries that can win Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature and, in an unprecedented move, announced Monday that they intend to essentially cede this constitutional power to the executive branch.
In a joint statement, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls and state Senate President Wilton Simpson said legislative staff will not draft a new map for lawmakers to consider when they convene in Tallahassee next week for a special session on redistricting. Instead, the legislative leaders announced they intend to let DeSantis decide how to reapportion the state's 28 congressional districts for the next decade.
"We are awaiting a communication from the governor's office with a map that he will support," they said.

Last month, DeSantis vetoed the new district boundaries approved by lawmakers -- a rare public display of contention between the governor and a state legislature controlled entirely by his own party. DeSantis has demanded the legislature join his fight to eliminate two districts where Black residents are a plurality.
But Monday's announcement signals Republican lawmakers are no longer willing to stand up to their party's most popular elected figure, despite the Florida constitution giving the state legislature redistricting authority.
"Like other general bills, the governor has a role in establishing congressional districts of the state," the joint statement from Sprowls and Simpson said. "Therefore, our goal during the special session is to pass a new congressional map that will both earn the Governor's signature and withstand legal scrutiny, if challenged."
DeSantis has recently said he expects a legal battle if he gets his way. His own map proposal eliminated two House districts -- the 5th and the 10th -- represented by Black Democrats. It was critiqued by opponents as a clear violation of a state constitutional amendment known as Fair Districts, which requires lawmakers to give minority communities an opportunity to "elect representatives of their choice."

Given the conservative makeup of the state Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court, Democrats worry DeSantis' effort could unravel the state's Fair Districts amendment, approved by voters in a ballot referendum last decade to reduce political influence in the map-drawing process, and perhaps further erode the federal Voting Rights Act.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/11/politics/desantis-florida-redistricting-map/index.html


So Florida's great dictator will get his way and the citizens of Florida will lose 2 black districts and our votes for a referendum to reduce political influence in Congressional districts will be thrown out the window. Death Sentence is now king of florida.
 

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Many have called DeSantis a 'mini-Trump', and with this the analogy gets more accurate!
 

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(CNN)Republican legislative leaders in Florida have given up trying to draw new congressional boundaries that can win Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature and, in an unprecedented move, announced Monday that they intend to essentially cede this constitutional power to the executive branch.
In a joint statement, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls and state Senate President Wilton Simpson said legislative staff will not draft a new map for lawmakers to consider when they convene in Tallahassee next week for a special session on redistricting. Instead, the legislative leaders announced they intend to let DeSantis decide how to reapportion the state's 28 congressional districts for the next decade.
"We are awaiting a communication from the governor's office with a map that he will support," they said.

Last month, DeSantis vetoed the new district boundaries approved by lawmakers -- a rare public display of contention between the governor and a state legislature controlled entirely by his own party. DeSantis has demanded the legislature join his fight to eliminate two districts where Black residents are a plurality.
But Monday's announcement signals Republican lawmakers are no longer willing to stand up to their party's most popular elected figure, despite the Florida constitution giving the state legislature redistricting authority.
"Like other general bills, the governor has a role in establishing congressional districts of the state," the joint statement from Sprowls and Simpson said. "Therefore, our goal during the special session is to pass a new congressional map that will both earn the Governor's signature and withstand legal scrutiny, if challenged."
DeSantis has recently said he expects a legal battle if he gets his way. His own map proposal eliminated two House districts -- the 5th and the 10th -- represented by Black Democrats. It was critiqued by opponents as a clear violation of a state constitutional amendment known as Fair Districts, which requires lawmakers to give minority communities an opportunity to "elect representatives of their choice."

Given the conservative makeup of the state Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court, Democrats worry DeSantis' effort could unravel the state's Fair Districts amendment, approved by voters in a ballot referendum last decade to reduce political influence in the map-drawing process, and perhaps further erode the federal Voting Rights Act.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/11/politics/desantis-florida-redistricting-map/index.html


So Florida's great dictator will get his way and the citizens of Florida will lose 2 black districts and our votes for a referendum to reduce political influence in Congressional districts will be thrown out the window. Death Sentence is now king of florida.
I'm going to guess that this is contrary to the FL Constitution...

"The Florida Constitution directs the Legislature to redraw district boundaries at its Regular Session in the second year following each decennial census, which will began on January 11, 2022."
 

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Many have called DeSantis a 'mini-Trump', and with this the analogy gets more accurate!

I want the last I hear of Trump to be that DeSantis beat him in a primary, and the last I hear of DeSantis is that he lost the general.
 

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The Republican party just keeps out awfulling itself.
 

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I'm going to guess that this is contrary to the FL Constitution...

"The Florida Constitution directs the Legislature to redraw district boundaries at its Regular Session in the second year following each decennial census, which will began on January 11, 2022."
Constitution, illegal, these kinds of petty things do not get in the way of the gop. DeSantis is another wannabe authoritarian.
 

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(CNN)Republican legislative leaders in Florida have given up trying to draw new congressional boundaries that can win Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature and, in an unprecedented move, announced Monday that they intend to essentially cede this constitutional power to the executive branch.
In a joint statement, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls and state Senate President Wilton Simpson said legislative staff will not draft a new map for lawmakers to consider when they convene in Tallahassee next week for a special session on redistricting. Instead, the legislative leaders announced they intend to let DeSantis decide how to reapportion the state's 28 congressional districts for the next decade.
"We are awaiting a communication from the governor's office with a map that he will support," they said.

Last month, DeSantis vetoed the new district boundaries approved by lawmakers -- a rare public display of contention between the governor and a state legislature controlled entirely by his own party. DeSantis has demanded the legislature join his fight to eliminate two districts where Black residents are a plurality.
But Monday's announcement signals Republican lawmakers are no longer willing to stand up to their party's most popular elected figure, despite the Florida constitution giving the state legislature redistricting authority.
"Like other general bills, the governor has a role in establishing congressional districts of the state," the joint statement from Sprowls and Simpson said. "Therefore, our goal during the special session is to pass a new congressional map that will both earn the Governor's signature and withstand legal scrutiny, if challenged."
DeSantis has recently said he expects a legal battle if he gets his way. His own map proposal eliminated two House districts -- the 5th and the 10th -- represented by Black Democrats. It was critiqued by opponents as a clear violation of a state constitutional amendment known as Fair Districts, which requires lawmakers to give minority communities an opportunity to "elect representatives of their choice."

Given the conservative makeup of the state Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court, Democrats worry DeSantis' effort could unravel the state's Fair Districts amendment, approved by voters in a ballot referendum last decade to reduce political influence in the map-drawing process, and perhaps further erode the federal Voting Rights Act.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/11/politics/desantis-florida-redistricting-map/index.html


So Florida's great dictator will get his way and the citizens of Florida will lose 2 black districts and our votes for a referendum to reduce political influence in Congressional districts will be thrown out the window. Death Sentence is now king of florida.


LOL......dictator.
 

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(CNN)Republican legislative leaders in Florida have given up trying to draw new congressional boundaries that can win Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature and, in an unprecedented move, announced Monday that they intend to essentially cede this constitutional power to the executive branch.
In a joint statement, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls and state Senate President Wilton Simpson said legislative staff will not draft a new map for lawmakers to consider when they convene in Tallahassee next week for a special session on redistricting. Instead, the legislative leaders announced they intend to let DeSantis decide how to reapportion the state's 28 congressional districts for the next decade.
"We are awaiting a communication from the governor's office with a map that he will support," they said.

Last month, DeSantis vetoed the new district boundaries approved by lawmakers -- a rare public display of contention between the governor and a state legislature controlled entirely by his own party. DeSantis has demanded the legislature join his fight to eliminate two districts where Black residents are a plurality.
But Monday's announcement signals Republican lawmakers are no longer willing to stand up to their party's most popular elected figure, despite the Florida constitution giving the state legislature redistricting authority.
"Like other general bills, the governor has a role in establishing congressional districts of the state," the joint statement from Sprowls and Simpson said. "Therefore, our goal during the special session is to pass a new congressional map that will both earn the Governor's signature and withstand legal scrutiny, if challenged."
DeSantis has recently said he expects a legal battle if he gets his way. His own map proposal eliminated two House districts -- the 5th and the 10th -- represented by Black Democrats. It was critiqued by opponents as a clear violation of a state constitutional amendment known as Fair Districts, which requires lawmakers to give minority communities an opportunity to "elect representatives of their choice."

Given the conservative makeup of the state Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court, Democrats worry DeSantis' effort could unravel the state's Fair Districts amendment, approved by voters in a ballot referendum last decade to reduce political influence in the map-drawing process, and perhaps further erode the federal Voting Rights Act.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/11/politics/desantis-florida-redistricting-map/index.html


So Florida's great dictator will get his way and the citizens of Florida will lose 2 black districts and our votes for a referendum to reduce political influence in Congressional districts will be thrown out the window. Death Sentence is now king of florida.

If this guy ever becomes POTUS...Look. Out. :oops:
 

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If this guy ever becomes POTUS...Look. Out. :oops:
Yes he is a one man army against civil rights. He is trying to out trump Trump.

Florida has passed or proposed many restrictive laws.

If this all sounds familiar, that is because Florida has been passing many restrictive laws over the past few years aimed at disempowering or disenfranchising Black and other minority residents while protecting systems of oppression and discrimination. To be clear, this current move by DeSantis is separate from the voter restriction laws Florida put in place last year that are now being challenged in federal court. This is also separate from the special police force that DeSantis proposed would enforce restrictive voting laws. This is also separate from a law that banned critical race theory and made schools scared to even teach about the Civil Rights Movement. This is also separate from the additional law that will allow parents to sue teachers who they accuse of teaching CRT. This is also separate from a law that would have prohibited schools and businesses from talking about racism. This is also separate from a law that would criminalize discussions of LGBTQ+ identity with young students.

https://blavity.com/florida-gov-ron...eats?category1=news&category2=politics&item=2
 

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(CNN)Republican legislative leaders in Florida have given up trying to draw new congressional boundaries that can win Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature and, in an unprecedented move, announced Monday that they intend to essentially cede this constitutional power to the executive branch.
In a joint statement, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls and state Senate President Wilton Simpson said legislative staff will not draft a new map for lawmakers to consider when they convene in Tallahassee next week for a special session on redistricting. Instead, the legislative leaders announced they intend to let DeSantis decide how to reapportion the state's 28 congressional districts for the next decade.
"We are awaiting a communication from the governor's office with a map that he will support," they said.

Last month, DeSantis vetoed the new district boundaries approved by lawmakers -- a rare public display of contention between the governor and a state legislature controlled entirely by his own party. DeSantis has demanded the legislature join his fight to eliminate two districts where Black residents are a plurality.
But Monday's announcement signals Republican lawmakers are no longer willing to stand up to their party's most popular elected figure, despite the Florida constitution giving the state legislature redistricting authority.
"Like other general bills, the governor has a role in establishing congressional districts of the state," the joint statement from Sprowls and Simpson said. "Therefore, our goal during the special session is to pass a new congressional map that will both earn the Governor's signature and withstand legal scrutiny, if challenged."
DeSantis has recently said he expects a legal battle if he gets his way. His own map proposal eliminated two House districts -- the 5th and the 10th -- represented by Black Democrats. It was critiqued by opponents as a clear violation of a state constitutional amendment known as Fair Districts, which requires lawmakers to give minority communities an opportunity to "elect representatives of their choice."

Given the conservative makeup of the state Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court, Democrats worry DeSantis' effort could unravel the state's Fair Districts amendment, approved by voters in a ballot referendum last decade to reduce political influence in the map-drawing process, and perhaps further erode the federal Voting Rights Act.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/11/politics/desantis-florida-redistricting-map/index.html


So Florida's great dictator will get his way and the citizens of Florida will lose 2 black districts and our votes for a referendum to reduce political influence in Congressional districts will be thrown out the window. Death Sentence is now king of florida.
It's going straight to court.
 

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LOL......dictator.
From Article I Section 4 of the US Constitution: “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof ...”

One can argue that how federal elections are governed (including the maps) are the exclusive domain of state legislatures (and Congress) and therefore no governor has the right to veto any map the state legislature settles on. Of course, if that’s the case then all the maps drawn by “bipartisan” committees that state legislatures are required to accept are also unconstitutional.
 

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The pathetic little republican dictator from the dumbshine state, kim jong-desantis, drew his own congressional map like a good little dictator, eh.

The little republican f***-face apparently thinks he can just shit on the state constitution and turn the dumbshine state into north korea.

Hopefully the courts will deliver several stiff rights to kim jong-desantis' filthy, rotten authoritarian cheekbone... (y)
 

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I want the last I hear of Trump to be that DeSantis beat him in a primary, and the last I hear of DeSantis is that he lost the general.
We don't have to go with DeSantis.

To be honest, Rubio would give them a better chance.
 

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I want the last I hear of Trump to be that DeSantis beat him in a primary, and the last I hear of DeSantis is that he lost the general.
I'm just thinking, maybe this DeSantis is someone I shouldn't want near either, like Cruz or Trump.
 
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