Voting rights groups say Black representation in Florida is reduced after Gov. Ron Desantis signed a newly drawn congressional map they argue clearly benefits Republicans. The redistricting proposal makes it harder, they allege, for Black voters to select their own candidates. The congressional maps cut seats in Black districts to just two in the entire state.
A group of Black caucus members from the Florida legislature took action on the statehouse floor Thursday, alarmed about a congressional map that cuts seats in Black districts to only two in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional redistricting plan.