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Voting groups sue over Florida congressional map

 

April 22, 2022



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voting rights groups sued Florida on Friday over a congressional map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, saying it will diminish the state's Black representation and benefit Republicans.

Florida lawmakers approved the map Thursday as part of a contentious three-day special legislative session during which Black and Democratic representatives staged a sit-in on the House floor, prayed and sang "We Shall Overcome" in protest.

DeSantis, who is considered a top tier presidential candidate in 2024, signed the measure into law Friday...



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