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Florida voters suffered a setback this week as judges ruled to allow implementation of both the congressional and reworked state Senate redistricting maps, despite repeated challenges by the League and other groups on the grounds the maps violated new Fair Districts standards in the state. The League had previously celebrated a victory when the Supreme Court ordered the legislature to redraw its original Senate plan.
The Florida League, which has been working for more than a year to foster broader public involvement in the redistricting process and ensure adherence to the new Fair Districts standards, had warned that the continued legislative stalling and a lack of transparency could result in redistricting plans that negatively impacted 2012 voters. Upon hearing this week’s news, League leaders vowed to continue their fight to bring about redistricting plans that more fairly represent Florida communities.
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