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Florida Senate Submits Two Congressional Maps

One map was never voted on, while the other was rejected by the Florida House.

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Kimberly Railey
Sept. 15, 2015, 9:56 a.m.

The Florida Senate “submitted one congressional redistricting map that has never been voted on, and another that was rejected by [the] Florida … House, as part of its official submission as ordered by the court. … The Florida House took a more conventional approach and submitted the map that was approved 60-38 by the House.”

The Senate map that wasn’t voted on was proposed by state Sen. Bill Galvano, who directed his staff to draft the map six days after the special redistricting session ended. “Galvano said his map was intended to compromise between the map that passed the House and changes sought in the Senate, with the exception of keeping Hillsborough whole -- a change that House leaders suspected was intended to benefit an unnamed Republican.” (Tampa Bay Times)

On Tuesday morning, the "League of Women Voters and Common Cause, known as the Coalition plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the GOP-led Legislature, offered three maps as their submission to the court, each with a different set of options.The first map ... would modify eight districts -- 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 in South Florida.  ... The second and third maps ... focus only on CD 26 and 27 but each with a different variation." (Bradenton Herald)

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