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Double whammy for Florida Dems as DOJ, local court green light new maps
The Hill ^ | April 30, 2012 | Josh Lederman

Posted on 04/30/2012 5:04:19 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The Department of Justice gave its approval Monday to Florida's new congressional map, while a circuit court rejected Democrats' injunction request — a double whammy for Democrats who argue the new map unfairly favors Republicans.

The Obama administration's pre-clearance was required under the Voting Rights Act, which requires that states with a history of racial discrimination have their maps approved to ensure that minorities are not denied proper representation.

"The Attorney General does not interpose any objection to the specific changes" to the maps, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote Monday in a letter to members of Florida's state government.

Democrats are expected to gain a few seats under the new map, which includes two new districts created after the 2010 U.S. Census as a result of rapid population growth in Florida.

But Republicans will likely maintain the upper hand. Nineteen of the 27 members of the congressional delegation are Republicans in Florida, a state that had 600,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans in 2010.

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1 posted on 04/30/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: JulieRNR21; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

This is pretty good news. Candiates to watch and support most intensely include Allen West and Adam Hasner.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 5:08:33 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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“Democrats who argue the new map unfairly favors Republicans.”

I hope it does. To Hell with the demonrats.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 5:44:41 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita; GOPsterinMA

This map was passed under a crappy new amendment that made it impossible for Republicans to properly gerrymander. The rats should be HAPPY with it! It should much worse for them.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 7:00:50 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Gosh, you don’t mean that the demonrats are *lying,* do you?

Inconceivable.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 9:01:04 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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