Florida, Louisiana Go Nowhere in Efforts to Finish Congress Maps

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Lawmakers in Florida have yet to officially deliver their congressional redistricting legislation to the governor (who says he’ll veto it anyway) and their counterparts in Louisiana haven’t been told what their post-veto steps will be. 

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said yesterday that the congressional map he rejected was “most egregious” for failing to add a second majority-Black district to reflect the state’s demographics. He also said he’d sign a bill (H.B. 562) establishing an independent redistricting commission (though there’s no sign of sufficient support for that in the Republican-led state Legislature).

Florida’s legislature ended its regular session yesterday, after which Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) reiterated his intention to veto the congressional map that’s on the way to his desk, slowly. (It wasn’t formally there as of last night.)

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