Will Black voters punch back at the polls against Gov. Ron DeSantis over redistricting map?

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House of Representatives floor last week resembled a scene reminiscent of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, with Black lawmakers staging a sit-in and singing “We Shall Overcome.”

The demonstration was triggered by new congressional district lines, pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, that wipe away districts designed to help elect Black lawmakers. Ignoring the protests, the Republican-majority Legislature quickly passed the new redistricting map.

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