DeSantis pushes Florida redistricting map that heavily favors Republicans

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(CNN)For political observers who have wondered for months how far Republicans should press their advantage in Florida when drawing the state’s new congressional boundaries, they now have a response from Gov. Ron DeSantis: all the way.DeSantis threw a surprise wrench into the state’s redistricting process late Sunday night when his office submitted for consideration a new congressional map that heavily favors his party. The highly partisan offering pins Democratic-leaning seats to three urban areas — Tampa, Orlando and Miami — and gives Republicans the advantage in at least 18 of the 28 districts in the state and as many as 20.

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