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Florida Judge Strikes Down Racist GOP-Gerrymandered Congressional Maps

HeadlineSep 05, 2023

A judge in Florida has struck down congressional maps created by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, ruling they violate the state’s constitution by diminishing Black voters’ ability to elect the candidate of their choice. The maps were approved in 2022 over the objections of Black Florida lawmakers, who staged an impromptu sit-in protest against the congressional redistricting plan.

In other Florida news, DeSantis backed out of a planned meeting Saturday with President Biden, who traveled to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Idalia.

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