Florida Senate approves redistricting map for Florida’s 28 U.S. House districts

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The Florida House has the next move.

The Florida Senate approved a congressional redistricting plan to divide Florida into 28 congressional districts.

With a 31-4 vote, the plan (S 8060) became the first map approved by a chamber of the Florida Legislature during the once-a-decade redistricting process.

Liberal advocacy groups like Latino Justice have promised lawsuits over a failure to increase Florida’s number of minority access districts. Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has criticized at least one district as an “unconstitutional gerrymander,” and online activists have called on the Florida House to ignore the Senate map or for DeSantis to veto it.

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