As this decade’s districts are redrawn, it seems unlikely Florida will redeem itself from the sins of the past

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Let the squabbling begin.

Last Thursday’s delayed release of 2020 census data kicked off the once-a-decade redistricting process, setting the stage for Florida lawmakers to begin configuring congressional and legislative districts in advance of next year’s elections.

But politics will play as big a role as population when the Republican-controlled Legislature starts drawing maps that could help the GOP maintain a stranglehold on the state House and Senate as well as Florida’s congressional delegation for at least 10 more years.

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