Florida Gov. DeSantis vetoes new congressional maps

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2022
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In a rare disagreement with the Republican-dominated Legislature, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the state’s newly drawn congressional maps Tuesday, and lawmakers will hold a special session in April to redraw them.

The veto puts more pressure on the Republican-dominated Legislature to approve a map and resolve any resulting lawsuits before the June 13 to 17 qualifying period for federal candidates. Florida is also creating a new 28th district because of population growth.

“In their, I guess, understandable zeal to try to comply with what they believe the Florida constitution required, they...

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