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Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Posted by: p8712
Date: April 12, 2022 12:53PM
Sounds about right

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“Our intention is to provide the governor’s office opportunities to present that information before House and Senate redistricting committees,” they wrote.

DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to the legislative leaders’ decision.

A number of current members of the Florida congressional delegation were contacted, but none would comment on this development in determining the new boundaries for their districts. The National Republican Congressional Committee declined to comment.

However, state Democratic lawmakers and other groups called the move “undemocratic” and “dangerous.”

“Whatever happened to the separation of powers?” said state Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando. “The fact that the Florida Legislature is just bending over backward to do what the governor wants. I mean, why are we elected? At this point, we might as well give the governor a pen and paper and he will just redraw the maps himself.”
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Re: Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 12, 2022 01:00PM
Why bother voting? Just have the governor appoint representatives from among his family and business associates, like they did in the British Empire we revolted against.
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Re: Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: April 12, 2022 01:04PM
Well, that finalizes it for me - I will never, ever, ever visit or spend any $ in FL.
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Re: Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 12, 2022 01:22PM
"Consolidation of power"... a long and storied history.

"Prior to his consolidation of power [336 BC], Alexander the Great..."
"Carolingian dynasty...consolidated its power in the 8th century..."
"Sweyn II of Denmark [1047]...sought to consolidate his power through..."
"William the Conqueror [1066]... His consolidation of power allowed him to..."
"Alauddin Khalji [Turco-Afghan emperor]...In 1296...consolidated his power..."
"Joseph Stalin's consolidation of power in the 1920s..."
"The Nazi Party then [1933] began to eliminate all political opposition and consolidate its power..."
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Re: Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Posted by: btfc
Date: April 12, 2022 01:27PM
“ give the governor a pen “

A Sharpie!
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Re: Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 12, 2022 01:30PM
winner of the Viktor Orban Prize for Innovative Democracy
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Re: Legislature makes unusual move, says DeSantis will map Florida congressional districts
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 12, 2022 04:52PM
At a press conference in Monticello last week, DeSantis said he understood the maps will likely be challenged in court and said he wanted the Legislature to produce a “cleaner product” that would not be as “vulnerable” as the plan he vetoed. “I think it is going to end up working out,” DeSantis told reporters. “But at the end of the day, we were not going to just let a court draw the congressional map. I mean, that’s the requirement of the Legislature obviously, and they need to produce a map that is going to be able to get my signature, and I think that they’re going to be able to do that.” “But stay tuned. It should be interesting over the next few weeks,” he added, perhaps foreshadowing Monday’s news.



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