DeSantis sends Florida Democrats to redistricting purgatory

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A House redistricting panel on Friday advanced a new map that gives Republicans another two seats and dismantles the congressional seat held by Rep. Al Lawson, a Black Democrat from Tallahassee.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Democrats still don’t know who will run in a handful of competitive congressional districts with just six months before the state’s primaries. And they may not know any time soon.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ unexpected and unusual push to reshape Florida’s redistricting process has all but frozen the field, leaving Democrats frustrated as they wait for state lawmakers and possibly the courts to sort out how Florida’s maps will look.

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