DeSantis’ redistricting map in Florida is unconstitutional and should be redrawn, decide says

A Florida redistricting plan pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis violates the state structure and is prohibited from getting used for any future U.S. congressional elections because it diminishes the flexibility of Black voters in north Florida to choose a consultant of their alternative, a state decide dominated Saturday.

Circuit Decide J. Lee Marsh despatched the plan again to the Florida Legislature with directions that lawmakers ought to draw a brand new congressional map that complies with the Florida Structure.

The voting rights teams that challenged the plan in courtroom “have proven that the enacted plan ends in the diminishment of Black voters’ skill to elect their candidate of alternative in violation of the Florida Structure,” Marsh wrote.