Redistricting Florida: It’s getting started

At the Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting the other day in Miami, state Rep. Franklin Sands of Broward County warned us that the Republican majority in the state legislature, in addition to its other bad intentions, has budgeted $30 million of our taxpaper money to fight the redistricting amendments that passed last November to be in the Florida Constitution.

This is something we’ll have to fight against whenever possible. The Republicans are doing this because fair districts are their worst enemy. Fair districts in a state where Democrats are more numerous than Republicans will mean many more Democrats in the Florida state House and in the US House of Representatives than the present imbalances.

Today I happened on a blog that covers Florida redistricting: insidethelinesFla.com. We should all take note of it and follow it.

And here’s a video of an introductory session of the state Legislature body that will be our main target:

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2 Responses

  1. you can also follow http://www.floridaredistricting.org for redistricting news and access to our MyDistrictBuilder application

    Happy Saturday!

  2. It would be great if Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe & Palm Beach could split from the North and become a separate state (the way W Virginia did) because of extreme fundamental differences & values. There’s actually a page dedicated to the idea on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/South-Florida-should-secede-become-the-51st-state/167090976642176

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