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Plaintiffs oppose redrawn congressional map, ask the court to draw districts

 RedistrictOldNewArguing that a newly drawn District 5 will establish a benchmark district "further entrenching the Republican Party in its position of power" the voters groups that brought the lawsuit against the Legislature are asking a judge to draw new congressional districts that would take effect this elections cycle in documents filed today.

"The Revised Plan emerged fully formed from a series of meetings held behind closed doors and then sailed through the special session without modifications while any opposing voices were ridiculed, distorted, or simply ignored,'' writes the lawyers for the group of voters led by the League of Women voters and Common Cause of Florida.

"The dispute over the Revised Plan centers primarily around District 5 and its surrounding districts. Legislative Defendants have again adopted a snakelike north-south configuration of the district that marginalizes minorities by concentrating them into a single district, harms tier-two compliance overall, and conspicuously benefits Republicans in surrounding areas." Here's the brief:  Download 2014 08-18 Jt-Objection to Defs Remedial Map (9057)

Graphic: Legislative congressoinal plans old and new

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Little Whining Vultures

Why do these groups hate minorities so much?

Little Whining Vultures

The Revised Plan emerged fully formed from a series of meetings held behind closed doors and then sailed through the special session without modifications


This group would have whined about any map produced... until the map favored their candidates.

Does the Fair Districts process require public input?

ed jenkins

The citizens once again demand this judge who thinks he is king to throw this absurd case out which wastes money confiscated from them and causes chaos and uncertainty with their elections. They urge him to tell this small group of cartographers and group that claims to represent one entire sex of voters to find something productive to do with their time and if they have a problem with this, take it up with their local congressman.

Redundant

They could have let a token Democrat behind those closed doors, at least for appearances sake.

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