As the Florida Legislature moves its proposed redistricting plans to the state Supreme Court, a number of watchdog groups are doing just that – watching.
One of those organizations is the Florida League of Women Voters, whose president is Cecile Scoon. She’s voicing concerns about how this version of redistricting was created by the Republican-majority legislature, using what she calls the “non-essential elements” of the constitution.
“And they did not check to make sure that the essential elements of the constitution are protected; making sure that the maps are non-partisan and don’t favor one party or the other,” she said. “And also making sure that the minority voice is not squelched.”