Talahase, Fla. ( Associated Press) – A new congressional map presented by Republican Gov. Ron Desantis’ office could further sway the GOP in Washington, Florida, approved by the state Senate on Wednesday.
The council is expected to send the map to the governor on Thursday. After this week’s special session, supporters also agree that the legal test will continue.
Democrats argue that the ruling party has prepared the map for the benefit of Republicans, making it difficult for black voters to elect black representatives.
“This map supports Republicans in 70 percent of the districts,” said Democratic Sen. Tina Polsky. However, Republicans make up 36 percent of the registered voters in this state. So we have an incredible balance in this state, and this is called gerrymandering, which does not represent the state. I think this says a lot about the purpose of the account.
There are currently 16 Republicans and 11 Democrats in the US House of Representatives representing Florida. Dessantis’ map could give Republicans a 20-8 advantage. That will help Dessantis, the 2024 presidential candidate, win the White House.
Dessantis, a Republican-dominated lawmaker, did not hesitate to draw a second map to approve the resolution, but leaders asked the governor to provide one. The Senate has basically put a rubber stamp on the protests of Democrats who claim it is a reversal of Dessantis’ power.
“He is a bully and bullying does not respect weakness. They only respect power and strength, but if we continue to do so, it will only get worse, ”said Democratic Senator Randolph Brecy.
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Republican Sen. Ray Rodriguez, chairman of the Senate Reporting Committee, defended the decision and the decision to accept it.
“If we can’t map it out and let the courts do it, we will relinquish our responsibility. The governor has always had a role to play in the province.
Unprecedented, however, the governor gave a map to the legislature instead of receiving a map drawn by the legislature.
Rodriguez said the Dessantis Map followed the state and federal constitutions and the legislature did a better job than the Vito maps.
“This map is better or better than the map and I am very proud to present to you the first week of September,” he said. “I believe this is indeed a constitutional map.”
Due to population growth, Florida is the 28th congressional district. Every ten years, after the federal census, political maps are rewritten.
Black lawmakers have argued that Dessantis’ map would erode their ability to represent black voters, and argued that two constituencies now dominated by members of the Black Democratic Congress could now be turned over to Republicans. Senator Shevrin Jones said the maps “trample on marginalized people.”
“You have to think about whether we are doing the right thing. We are not alone,” he said.
There are five members of the 27-member Black Florida House of Representatives, including one Republican from the county White and Strong Republican.
GOP Senator Kelly Stargel says the map does not hurt the chances of electing minorities.
“It is not fair to say that these maps are hurting minorities today,” she says. “These are constitutional maps. I think they are very thoughtful. I do not think any of the racists we choose today will follow the direct will of the regime. We are pursuing our constitutional interests.