Between the Lines: Florida Map Signed into Law
Posted at 4:02 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2012
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a new Congressional map into law that solidifies the huge GOP majority in the Sunshine State’s federal delegation. Democrats are challenging the lines in court, saying they violate a 2010 state constitutional amendment that requires lines to be drawn without “the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent.”
“Today Governor Scott signed legislation to establish Congressional Districts of the State,” Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said in a statement. “Governor Scott respects the Legislature’s prerogative on this subject and believes they have upheld their constitutional duty to redraw Florida’s districts.”
The new map, which has caused one Member-vs.-Member race and some Congressmen to shift districts, can be viewed here.
For more redistricting news, check out our latest Between the Lines column.