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October 2015

coalition
Florida, Redistricting

The Coalition Plaintiff’s Senate Proposal: Some key issues

The coalition plaintiffs suing the Florida Legislature over the 2012 State Senate boundaries have opted to release one proposal they have for the Senate lines.  The word from many is that the coalition may release another map, one that incorporates 2012 and 2014 primary data, which is an issue I have discussed on this blog.  The map has several issues and it is definitely this writer’s opinion that some adjustments need to be made.  Let’s take a look at some key details.

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Senate Changes
Florida, Redistricting

The ultimate guide to the six state Senate base maps

On October 14th, just a few days before special session begins, the state legislature released six proposed base maps for its state Senate lines. Each map is different in some areas and similar in others.  From these six proposals the Legislature must try to come to an agreement on one final map; something they failed to do with the congressional districts during the summer. Due to the large number of changes across the six distinct maps, only one Senate district is guaranteed to see no change from its current makeup, Senate District 3. A vast majority of voters are going to see their Senate districts change.

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