Should legislators who draw up the districts that will help keep them in office be forced to testify about how they came up with the district?
The Republican-led state Legislature wants a legal challenge to redistricting map of the Florida Senate thrown out.
For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
The Florida Senate is breathing a collective sigh of relief Friday morning, after learning the Florida Supreme Court signed off on the Senate’s revised re-districting plan. That means all Fl0rida Senate districts are now official, and candidates can file to run within them.
After months of debate, the Florida Supreme Court once again took up legislative redistricting Friday.
A redrawn Florida Senate re-districting map is being sent to the state’s highest court.
After a debate that lasted barely an hour, the Florida House approved a new Senate redistricting plan over the objection of minority Democrats, who argued the play was little better than a plan rejected by the Florida Supreme Court.
With the new Senate maps expected to easily pass the House next week, before the March 30th end of the special session, lawmakers in the upper chamber and potential candidates for those seats are beginning to evaluate their electoral futures. A number of South Florida Senators could be affected.
The well-organized Senate redistricting process that produced a bipartisan vote for the first draft of the chamber’s map now appears to be fraying, with Republican infighting prompting the majority to delay a committee vote on the plan that was scheduled for Tuesday.