Jacksonville group among demonstrators protesting at state Capitol over redistricting map

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Lawmakers returned to Tallahassee on Tuesday to begin a special session to approve a new congressional map, proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The Florida governor vetoed one of the legislatures approved, calling it “defective” and “unconstitutional.”

A Jacksonville group went to the state Capitol on Tuesday to deliver a message, saying the governor’s map will disenfranchise Black voters. Ben Frazier, with the Jacksonville Northside Coalition, said they plan to meet other groups in Tallahassee to rally on the Capitol steps.

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