The last time Florida’s ruling Republicans were tasked with redrawing the state’s political districts, a judge concluded they turned it into a “mockery” by secretly and illegally working to enhance their command of the state.
Fast-forward to this summer, and an even more powerful GOP-led Legislature is again getting ready to begin the once-a-decade recasting of state House, Senate and congressional boundaries – work which could help determine which party controls Congress after the 2022 election.
Republicans say they learned a lesson last time. And they’re pledging they won’t do anything wrong.
Democrats, though, aren’t convinced.