Federal challenge to Florida redistricting expands, alleges map dilutes Black voting power

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The NAACP came on as a plaintiff and Gov. DeSantis has been named as a defendant.

Judges in federal court this week allowed a lawsuit over Florida’s redistricting process to expand an argument. Plaintiffs in the case will now argue a map signedby Gov. Ron DeSantis violates the U.S. Constitution.

“For over a century, both government officials and bigoted White citizens have engaged in discriminatory measures to suppress and dilute the voting power of Black Floridians,” the lawsuit now argues. “Gov. DeSantis’s enacted plan is the latest episode in Florida’s tragic history of officially sanctioned invidious discrimination against its Black voters.”

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