House redistricting plan aligns with DeSantis’ desire to revamp North Florida district

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Gov. Ron DeSantis could get his wish to revamp a North Florida district held by a Black Democrat, as a state House panel moved forward Friday with a plan that could increase Republican seats in Congress.

The House Redistricting Committee voted 15-9 to advance to the full House a pair of revised congressional maps that Democrats and other critics said fall short of requirements under a 2010 “Fair Districts” constitutional amendment. With two weeks left in the 60-day legislative session, lawmakers are trying to finalize a congressional map as part of the once-a-decade redistricting process.

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