DeSantis doesn’t budge on redistricting

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) — With the state House and Senate needing to reach agreement on a congressional redistricting plan, Gov. Ron DeSantis made clear to lawmakers Friday that he isn’t backing down on a sprawling North Florida district.

DeSantis, appearing in Jackson County, said his position on the constitutionality of the minority-access Congressional District 5 held by Democrat Al Lawson didn’t change when the Florida Supreme Court rejected his request for an advisory opinion about revamping the district.

“The court declined to take that up but acknowledged that these are, you know, really live issues and are unsettled,” DeSantis said.

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