Redrawing of congressional maps like in Florida condemned as ‘intentional’ racial gerrymandering

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A political battle over Florida’s redrawn congressional map is bringing new attention to the issue of nationwide gerrymandering and what critics say is an attempt to suppress the power of Black and Brown voters.

This week, Republicans in the Florida State legislature are expected to vote in favor of a congressional map redrawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would eliminate two majority Black and Brown districts represented by African American members of Congress. 

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