House forges ahead with congressional plan DeSantis promises to veto

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Governor, House lawmakers seem intent on testing maps in court

New congressional district boundaries intended to meet Gov. Ron DeSantis’ approval were endorsed by the Florida House and looked certain to face a challenge in court because of their impact on Black voters. 

But they may not even get there.

DeSantis fired off a Tweet as House members debated the plan Friday, promising a veto.

He called the proposal “DOA,” or dead-on-arrival.

House Democratic Leader Evan Jenne of Dania Beach said it’s clear more work needs to be done as lawmakers enter the final scheduled week of the legislative session.

“This map doesn’t just have significant problems on this floor and in the court, this map has significant problems even leaving this building,” Jenne said.

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