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Report: Gerrymandered Districts May Swing Election Under New Plan

The Republican Party has lost the last two presidential elections by large majorities in the Electoral College and lost the popular vote in Congress in 2012. So, party leaders at the state level are pushing for changes in the way electoral votes are apportioned.

CBS Miami–01/25/2013

(Source: CBSMiami) Florida Senate Redistricting Map, original version

Redistricting Rewrite Before Florida Senate Panel

The Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee is going back to work Tuesday to create yet another new redistricting map.

CBS4–03/20/2012

(Source: CBS) Florida Redistricting For Congress, 2012

Redistricting Partially Approved By Fla. Court

The Florida Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling Friday over plans to redistrict the Florida House and Senate.

CBS4–03/09/2012

(AP)

Justices Hear Florida Redistricting Arguments

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over redistricting maps the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has drawn for itself, less than two weeks before the March 9 deadline for the justices to rule.

CBS4–02/29/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Lawsuits Filed By Democrats Over Redistricting

The bill hasn’t even been signed by Governor Rick Scott yet, but lawsuits have already been filed over the legislature’s once-a-decade redistricting maps.

CBS4–02/10/2012

(Source: CBS) Florida Redistricting For Congress, 2012

House OK’s Plan To Re-Draw Florida’s Legislative Maps; Heads To Senate

Florida’s growing population is help[ing to re-write the state’s political map, with the Florida House approving Friday new district maps for Congress, the Florida House, and the Florida Senate. But if you think that approval means the boundaries are set, think again: it’s likely the whole thing will be decided in court.

02/04/2012

Courtroom Generic Gavel Scales of Justice

Appeals Court Rejects Diaz-Balart’s Fla. Redistricting Challenge

For the second time, a federal court has rejected efforts by US Representative Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami to toss out amendments to the Florida Constitution that changed the way the state redraws maps of state and federal legislative districts.

01/31/2012

(Source: CBS4)

2012 Legislative Session Begins Tuesday

The 2012 Florida Legislative session begins in earnest Tuesday, but, it may be a lean year for many major policy changes as candidates begin their push for re-election.

CBS4–01/09/2012

Courtroom Generic Gavel

Federal Court Rejects Fla. Redistricting Challenge

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro rejected a challenged to Florida’s redistricting constitutional amendments passed in 2010.

CBS4–09/09/2011

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