Sick of the politics in Florida’s redistricting? Then ditch the politicians | Commentary

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We have a trio of topics today, including an update on the investigation into dark money and a ghost candidate in Seminole County and an odd story about a Florida congressman who voted against his own bill and claimed he didn’t know why.

But let’s start with a hot topic: redistricting.

You’ve probably seen how Florida Republicans are fighting with each other — and, to a lesser extent, with barely-relevant Democrats — over the state’s redistricting plan.

This happens every decade among both parties in most states. Why? Because asking politicians to fairly choose their own districts works about as well as asking a flock of turkey vultures to equitably split up a pile of roadkill.

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