DeSantis proposes new Florida congressional map that could wipe out Democratic redistricting gains

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(CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday proposed an aggressively partisan redrawing of the state’s congressional boundaries that could help his party pick up four seats in the US House of Representatives this November.If the proposed map is enacted and survives a legal challenge, the result could lead to “entirely wiping out (Democrats’) national redistricting gains so far,” Dave Wasserman, who analyzes House races as a senior editor at The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, wrote on Twitter.Like previous maps submitted by DeSantis’ office, the latest offering would likely reduce the number of districts where Black voters are a plurality and would make it difficult for Democrats to win anywhere north of Orlando or outside major cities.

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