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Florida Redistricting

Florida Judge Approves New Congressional Map

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is giving his approval to a new congressional map that was redrawn by state legislators — but it won't ta...

Scandal-Ridden Former Rep. To Resume Campaigning For Congress

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.), who has found himself embroiled in a myriad of scandals, has resumed campaigning for Congress. Rivera suspended ...

Florida Lawmakers Approve New Map For Congressional Districts

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state's co...

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thur...

Florida GOP Leaders Admit Some Redistricting Records Destroyed

Posted 12.18.2013 | Miami

House and Senate Republican leaders, battling with Democrats and their allies over last year’s Senate and congressional redistricting, acknowledged ...

Déjà Vu 2002 in Florida

Rod Smith | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Rod Smith

Why is it when we continue to elect both Republicans and Democrats in statewide elections, the Florida legislature is dominated by a one-party rule? Simply put, gerrymandering.

Allen West's 2012 Prospects Just Got Better

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) re-election prospects just got a lot better. West announced Tuesday that he was running to the north in the proposed 18t...

Trymaine Lee

Republican Congressman Allen West Hurt By Republican-Led Redistricting | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices

Like clockwork every 10 years, after the completion of the census, controlling parties in state legislatures across the country reapportion congressio...

'Maybe She Likes Running Against Black Guys'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) suggested a potential opponent, Democrat Lois Frankel, might be opposing his reelection bid because she "likes running agains...

Redistricting Reform in Florida

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Fein

In Florida, gerrymandering has been regular practice by both parties for generations. But, on Election Day, Constitutional Amendments 5 and 6, designed to limit the power of legislators to gerrymander, were approved by over 62 percent of Florida voters.