DeSantis vetoes redistricting map, calls special session to create ‘lawful congressional district’

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(The Center Square) – After vetoing the legislature’s bipartisan plan for congressional districts, Gov. Ron DeSantis called a special session and directed the legislature “to produce a new map that will establish lawful congressional voting districts in Florida.”

After reviewing CS/SB 102, he vetoed it, citing legal concerns.

The special session will convene at noon Tuesday, April 19, and will extend no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 22, according to the proclamation he issued.

“We have a responsibility to produce maps for our citizens that do not contain unconstitutional racial gerrymanders,” DeSantis said. He vetoed the map because it “violates the U.S. Constitution, but that does not absolve the Legislature from doing its job.”

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