Florida Redistricting Amendments Pass

By: AP
By: AP

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --

Voters approved two amendments setting new
rules for how legislative and congressional districts in Florida
are redrawn each decade.

Amendment 5 dealt with legislative districts, while Amendment 6
addressed U.S. congressional districts.

The battle over the amendments pitted several of Florida's
best-known black and Hispanic lawmakers against advocates who said
the current methods create gerrymandered districts that protect

The new amendments require that both legislative and
congressional districts be compact, equal in population and make
use of existing city, county and geographical boundaries. The
amendments prohibit drawing districts to favor or disfavor an
incumbent or political party.

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  • by Lin Location: Madison on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    Now maybe we here in Madison County can get some representation instead of having a guy who lives in Jax and doesn't care what happens here! Last summer when our (formerly local) Rep. Alan Boyd was meeting with his constituents, we saw not hide nor hair of Crenshaw!
  • by James Location: Tallahassee on Nov 3, 2010 at 03:40 AM
    It is better to have the choice, but everyone must be more involved in the way it is done and it should be voter based as well.
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