Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers proposed a redistricting map in April for the Sunshine State. The new map gets rid of previous gerrymandered seats and gives Republicans a 20 to 8 advantage in the state.
The new map proposed by Governor DeSantis will give Republicans 4 new seats in the US Congress. The new map includes an extra seat awarded to Florida this year due to its population growth.
Democrats caught a break earlier this month when a judge who reviewed the maps declared the changes in the northern part of the state to be unconstitutional.
But on Friday a Florida appeals court reinstated Governor DeSantis’s map that was signed into law last month. This allows the new districts to take effect for now.
A Florida appeals court has reinstated the congressional map Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law last month, allowing the controversial new district boundaries to take effect for now.
In an order issued