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Racially-tinged redistricting efforts in Florida face legal challenges

Republican-led efforts to dismantle Black voting power in Florida may have to contend with a new round of legal challenges to overturn a key ruling over redistricting congressional maps. Changes to Florida’s congressional districts, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday, are already facing a legal challenge initiated by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute and several additional plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit April 22 contending the redistricting plan does not abide by existing laws (Amendment 6, the 2010 “Fair Districts” amendment to the state constitution.) The new congressional maps would  chop the existing four Black congressional seats held by Democrats down to two. The latest legal challenges come on the heels of a protest April 21 ...