How population growth can change the political game in Florida

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Central Florida likely to get new congressional seat during redistricting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In Tallahassee right now, Florida lawmakers are beginning the once-in-a-decade process of redistricting and the state’s booming population can change the political game in Central Florida.

By law, each state must redistrict following the census. According to 2020 census data, Florida’s population grew by nearly 2.7 million people in the last decade, meaning Florida will be getting a new representative in Congress. 

Right now, Florida has 27 congressional districts, but with the growth, the state will soon be adding a 28th District.

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