Florida GOP in conflict: DeSantis’ redistricting expert doesn’t convince House panel

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The conflict between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature came into sharper focus on Friday as the governor’s office paid for a conservative redistricting expert to appear before the House Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee and the committee rejected his arguments. Robert Popper, a senior attorney with the conservative activist group Judicial Watch, told the committee that if it moves ahead with its map that leaves in place a North Florida congressional district that stretches across several counties, it could “be in trouble” if the map were to get challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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