Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a tireless fighter for conservative principles. He has run circles around Democrats, doing what few leaders do, make good on his campaign promises.
But Democrats challenged him recently, over the critical 2022 congressional map. They took the governor to court—and now the state’s highest court just handed down their ruling.
Florida’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request for a hearing over the state’s controversial new congressional map that eliminates a majority Black district, putting an end—for now—to one of the most high-profile redistricting challenges heading into the midterms…
18. That’s how many Republican-leaning districts are in Florida’s new map, according to FiveThirtyEight, an increase of 4 over the previous map.
The Florida Supreme Court refused to hold a hearing over the left’s challenge of the new congressional map.
It appears Democrats were trying to preserve an old district that they claimed had a majority black population. They must have assumed that if this district was kept intact, it would go for Democrats.
Over recent years, Florida has become decidedly Republican. For the first time ever, there are more registered Republicans in the state than Democrats, by hundreds of thousands.
Florida has gotten so red, national Democrat committees refuse to even pour money into the state, knowing liberals are unlikely to win.
But Democrats in the state must have thought they could salvage their bleak 2022 chances, by protecting this district.
Gov. DeSantis was very proactive in the crafting of this new map. His reasoning appeared to be to make a congressional map that reflected the current population.
He refused to support a previous map that was obviously benefiting certain groups, which he accused of violating the Constitution.
With this court decision, it makes it unlikely that Democrats will be able to challenge this new map. Time is running out. The elections are just a few months away.
I guess Democrats will have to find another state to gerrymander. Florida is closed for their tricks.
- The Florida Supreme Court rejected a hearing challenging the new congressional map.
- This is a blow to Democrats, who were trying to protect a left-leaning district.
- The new map gives 4 more Republican-leaning districts to the state.