The DeSantis proposal seeks to create 18 districts that went for President Trump in 2020 and would make vast changes to historically Black districts held by Democrats Al Lawson in North Florida and Val Demings in the Orlando area.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday waved off a decision by the state Senate to not consider a controversial redistricting plan that his administration proposed.
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved new congressional and Senate maps in the once-a-decade redistricting process. It did not take up a congressional map that DeSantis’ general counsel, Ryan Newman, proposed Sunday. The DeSantis map would be more favorable to Republicans.
During an appearance in Sarasota, DeSantis noted the House must still offer a congressional map and said the “process will work itself out.” The House and Senate will have to reach agreement on a final version, which then would go to DeSantis for his consideration.