DeSantis has finally managed to bully the Florida Legislature in to submitting to his will and passing his personal redistricting map.
It will probably survive State Court review. At this point, between Scott and DeSantis, enough friendly Judges exist on the Florida District Courts of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court that those courts will essentially rubber stamp any piece of crap the legislature poops out.
It will probably last exactly a tenth of a second in Federal Court. This map strips away all but two black districts and most Hispanic districts. It blatantly violates the Florida Fair Districts Amendments and the Voting Rights Act.
DeSantis isn’t being shy. His map is 20 Republican to 8 Democrat in a State that is nearly evenly divided in most recent elections.
I am sure the Federal Courts are already drafting a replacement map.
For everybody’s amusement, here is the map that will likely be official for maybe one day before a Federal Court enjoins it:
I can’t suss out the exact calculation behind this move, but generally speaking, he has got to put out BIG authoritarian, we aren’t gonna take it, screw the libs energy if he wants to displace Trump in 2024
I agree with the court striking down Maryland’s map, but the comparison is not close. Maryland tried a map that would have given Democrats at least 7 seats and possibly all 8. The courts replace it with a map that gives Democrats 6 seats, Republicans 1 seat, with one swing district. Maryland is a heavily Democratic state and Republicans would likely carry no more than 2 districts with no gerrymandering.
Florida on the other hand is an evenly divided State and 20 to 8 is just plain greed. 16 to 12 I could see, but not 20 to 8.
There are more important things to be concerned about, e.g., our Commander in Chief who is advancing a variety of policies which are destroying the United States from within ___ importing, by the millions, the poverty stricken, poorly educated, low skilled, diseased, disabled, and criminal populations of other countries into the United States; allowing deadly drugs to flood across our border; inflating our currency to a degree its purchasing power is drastically falling and prices are increasing to unbearable levels for America’s families; shutting down, by needles regulations, our country’s ability to produce cheap fuel and be energy independent; and all this is in addition to the Democrat Party Leadership sexually grooming and propagandizing innocent and vulnerable grade school children.
Is it not reasonable to believe these policies amount to an intentional and domestic attack on the United States and her citizens?
let us not forget during the coming election what the Revolutionary Democrat Party Leadership has done to our businesses, our families, our children and our homeland.
Is that your admission there are more important things to be concerned about, some of which I referenced?
Our nation’s democrat party leadership now personifies a living creature, a predator: it grows, it multiplies, it protects itself, it feeds on those it can defeat, and does everything to expand its powers over the people and flourish, even at the expense of enslaving a nation’s inner cities’ entire population.