Equal Ground hopes courts step in on Gov. DeSantis’ congressional map before the midterms

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The organization’s founder said the new cartography weakens Black voting power.

Even critics of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new congressional map question if it can be successfully challenged before the 2022 election. But Equal Ground founder Jasmine Burney-Clark holds out hope.

Her organization is among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in state court alleging the map (P 0109) illegally diminishes Black voting power.

“My hope is it will impact the midterms and something will happen as soon as the candidate qualifying deadline,” she said. “But I do have to be honest and realistic. We have been in this place before.”

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