Voting rights groups are suing Florida over what they believe are congressional maps that are likely to undermine Black representation while benefitting Republicans or the Grand Old Party (GOP) This article by Brendan Farrington is published by Associated Press. Here is an excerpt:
Voting rights groups sued Florida on Friday over a congressional map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, saying it will diminish the state’s Black representation and benefit Republicans.
Florida lawmakers approved the map Thursday as part of a contentious three-day special legislative session during which Black and Democratic representatives staged a sit-in on the House floor, prayed and sang “We Shall Overcome” in protest.
DeSantis, who is considered a top tier presidential candidate in 2024, signed the measure into law Friday.