League Of Women Voters Of Florida On The Implications Of Their Redistricting Suit Victory

Melissa Ross | WJCT - Jacksonville Public Radio | 07/14/2014

Reaction is still pouring in after a Florida judge voided the state’s congressional districts last week.

Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled in Tallahassee that the legislature’s Republican political consultants flouted voter-passed constitutional amendments intended to eliminate gerrymandering — the often-bizarre and irregular lines that make a district safe for one party or the other.

In particular the judge cited two districts as evidence of the problem, one of them is the district of North Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown, which includes Jacksonville.

Melissa Ross takes a closer look at the implications of this ruling and how it could throw the state’s political future into turmoil League of Women Voters of Florida President Deirdre Macnab.


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