Florida redistricting process is still unbalanced | Commentary

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Every 10 years, elected leaders in Florida are tasked with redrawing jurisdictional boundaries for local, state, and federal elections to reflect the state’s population shifts. Unfortunately, history has shown that politicians sometimes manipulate redistricting to expand or protect their own power — often to the detriment of the minority political party, marginalized populations, and often, Black and brown communities.

The impact of drawing unfair maps — often referred to as gerrymandering — lasts an entire decade, because nearly all state and local decisions on health care, jobs, the environment and education are impacted by this process.

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