Feds sign off on all three redistricting plans

April 30, 2012 (Written by The Florida Current) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday approved all three of Florida’s redistricting plans. Shortly after the Justice announcement, a judge ruled that Florida can hold congressional elections under the Legislature’s new redistricting map this year. In late March the Senate submitted the legislative and congressional maps for federal “preclearance” under Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act.

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