DeSantis redistricting map ignites intraparty discord

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The Florida Senate on Thursday passed redistricting maps that don’t follow Gov. DeSantis’ proposal.

TALLAHASSEE — Until this week, the bitter partisan warfare and intraparty strife that traditionally engulfs Florida’s redistricting battles had been noticeably subdued, but then Gov. Ron DeSantis lit a match.

Days after quietly submitting his own proposal for a congressional redistricting plan that gives Republicans in Congress an eight-seat advantage in Florida, his office released an explanation to the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald that indicates he has rejected the legal guidelines adopted by Senate and House Republicans and wants to advance maps with districts that raise doubts about whether they will preserve minority representation in Congress.

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