Articles in Category: 'Fair Districts'

By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: September 2, 2014 3:55 AM

For all the angst over redistricting, the truth is, there is no way to have perfect voting districts.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 22, 2011 3:55 AM

Call it the great whitewash. That's what Floridians can expect from Democratic leaders in the decennial redistricting process going on right now.
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 27, 2011 3:55 AM

Gov. Rick Scott pulled back a request to the U.S. Justice Department to review constitutional amendments 5 and 6 earlier this month, but is taking heat for the move from one member of his own party.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 8, 2010 4:05 AM

This Week’s Hero: Kendrick Meek

Kendrick Meek’s bid to become the next senator from Florida might have crashed on the rocks of a shrinking Democratic base, but wow – didn’t the Miami congressman show a lot of Floridians that political candidacy and human decency need not be mutually exclusive.
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Posted: May 1, 2010 12:57 AM

Voters will be asked in November whether to support a Legislature-proposed plan for congressional and legislative redistricting. 

In a 25-14 decision, senators added to the ballot the choice of supporting a new constitutional amendment that supporters said will ensure Florida does not break any laws or disenfranchise minority voters.

The ballot choice, supported by Republicans and some Democrats,  is a response to ballot amendments 5 and 6, which were proposed by Fair Districts Florida.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 29, 2010 12:47 AM
The Florida Senate discussed adding another proposed amendment on redistricting to the November ballot on Wednesday -- with Amendment 7 looking to join Amendments 5 and 6 to face the voters’ judgment. 

With the House passing a similar measure Monday, senators from both parties fought to have a proposed amendment mandating the state follow federal guidelines during redistricting at both the congressional and state levels.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 23, 2010 12:39 AM

It appears that Floridians will vote in November on competing ballot initiatives on redistricting -- and Democrats are divided on which option is better.

More than 1.7 million Floridians signed petitions calling for changes to the ways the Legislature draws up congressional and state legislative seats.

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Posted: March 5, 2010 3:32 PM
Two constitutional amendments that would change how the state redraws its legislative and congressional districts could turn Florida into “Lawsuit City,” Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, told reporters at a demonstration of state redistricting practices Friday.
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