Florida Begins Redistricting Hearings

by GREG ALLEN | NPR - All Things Considered | 06/23/2011



Florida is holding hearings as it begins redistricting — drawing up new congressional and Legislative district maps. Democrats see it as a chance to make gains in a state now firmly under Republican control. Because of population growth, Florida is picking up two Congressional seats. And a new state law requires that maps be drawn in a way that doesn't favor incumbents. It all sets the stage for a high-stakes political and legal battle that may not be settled in time for next year's primary.


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