Jacksonville congressional district key to Florida redistricting fight

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The once-a-decade tradition of redrawing the U.S. Congressional districts in Florida continues to drag on in Tallahassee. Following the 2020 Census, the Sunshine State’s legislators are looking to rework the map — redrawing the boundary lines of the people who represent you in government. It’s called redistricting and this year Jacksonville is taking center stage.

It’s a political hot potato as some say the lines are being drawn to favor one political party over the other. That’s called gerrymandering. Gov. Ron DeSantis is threatening to veto any map that he says is gerrymandered or is not compact and in line with two constitutional amendments approved by Florida voters in 2010.

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