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Florida Senate’s brazen redistricting trickery fails

Upon deeper review of the Florida Supreme Court decision on Friday invalidating the state Senate’s redistricting plan, a startling fact came to light: the Republican-dominated chamber’s brazen and arrogant attempt at protecting incumbents through the district numbering system.

While justices cited constitutionally improper boundaries in eight of the 40 Senate districts, the court’s 234-page majority opinion also condemned trickery with numbers that improperly protects incumbents.

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