Glimmer of hope appears for virtual public hearings on Florida’s redistricting

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Might the Republicans running the Florida Legislature’s redistricting committees budge on Democrats’ requests to let the public speak online about drawing their future voting districts?

The effort would utilize Zoom or similar online platforms around the state.

House redistricting chairman Tom Leek of Volusia County didn’t bother to respond when asked that question during a hearing of the full reapportioning committee on Tuesday.

But Wednesday, Rep. Tyler Sirois, a Brevard Republican who chairs the subcommittee on congressional redistricting, said the idea has not been definitively ruled out.