Lawmakers debate over congressional redistricting in the state

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A high-stakes congressional redistricting process is underway in Florida.

The redistricting process is being led by a team of both state Republicans and Democrats, including State Sen. Ray Rodriguez (Fla-R), who represents a portion of Southwest Florida and is the committee chair. It’s expected to give more power to the Republican party in the state.

The stakes are high, and there are rules lawmakers must follow.

For example: Congressional districts must be contiguous, equal in population and not favor any one party over another.

That is where the fighting comes in between state lawmakers because the state’s Republican party has most of the power when it comes to redistricting.

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