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Summary:

  • Congressional Redistricting Plan
  • 27 Districts
  • Complete: 2 unassigned census blocks
  • Contiguous: These districts contain holes
  • Direct Impacts: Statewide.
  • Submitted to the Florida House of Representatives
  • Submitted by John Libby from Duval County

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11 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. Ann says:

    With a single black majority district, this would never stand DOJ scrutiny.

  2. tadmackie says:

    @Ann… Since the main function of Government is “to secure theses rights” and since all American citizens have equal rights, what difference does the color of the majority in a district make to a representative?

    • Ogie says:

      I agree with Tad. The day has come and gone for “special” rights for any reason whatsoever. If we are going to get back to living and governing under the Consititution, what a better time to start it right now, today! End all the set-asisdes and dependencies other than how one depends on themselves first. If we don;t gat back to this basics of our founding, then it is just a matter of time before our republic is lost to the ash heap of grand social experiments.

  3. Ann says:

    I love how you conveniently want to ignore the law when it’s to your benefit.

  4. John Libby says:

    Ann, DOJ has given pre-clearance to the “Fair Districts” amendments. They are currently the law in Florida. There is pending litigation, however.

  5. Ann says:

    I was referring to the comment that basically stated that the Voting Right Act should be ignored when it comes to insuring fair representation by minorities. It had nothing to do with Fair Districts, which I agree should also be part of the equation. The two are not mutually exclusive. Congressional districts like Corrine Brown’s which are a stretch to create a minority/majority district should be closely reconsidered.

    • tadmackie says:

      Ann,
      “I love how you conveniently want to ignore the law when it’s to your benefit.”

      What law is being ignored”

      Who said anything about ignoring the Voting Rights act?

  6. Levan Watson says:

    I’M A PROPONENT OF THE IDEAL THAT REDISTRICTING SHOULD NOT FOCUS ON RACIAL CONTENT. BUT AS ALTRUISTIC AS THAT IDEAL IS, THE CONTINUING SURVIVAL OF BOTH OVERT AND COVERT RACISM MAKES IT IMPORTANT THAT MINORITIES—NON-WHITES—KEEP A STRONG VOTING BLOCK TO ASSURE THEY ARE NOT SHUNTED ASIDE. I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY THE FOREFATHERS ENVISIONED. THOUGH WE ARE MUCH CLOSER TODAY TO ACHIEVING THAT VISION IT IS NOT TIME TO TAKE ONE’S FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR. WHEN MORE OF OUR PEOPLE LOOK LESS TO DEPRECATING PEOPLE OF COLOR IT’LL BE TIME THEN TO NOT BE CONCERNED WITH THE COLOR OF A DISTRICT’S CONSITUENCY OR ITS LEADER.

    • tadmackie says:

      It’s the governmentally-sponsored seperation and categorizing of we, the people that promotes the continuing highlighting of demographic/racial/ethnic diferences… Just look at the last census form… They’re supposed to be counting just, plain numbers of people. If you get into the constitutionality of it, non-taxed people counted as less than 1 but I can’t think of anybody non-taxed unless it’s a native american who absolutely has NEVER done anything outside of the boundaries of a reservstion (which, in and of itself is discriminatory). The district gerry-mandering is purely a way to keep the parties in power by ensuring most districts will always vote one way or the other, thereby removing the possibility of too many being “up for grabs” at electon time. All districts should have a true cross-section of population as much as the GEOgraphics will allow… forget the DEMOgraphics. In FL, this can largely be accomplished by configuring the districts to be rather narrow along the coasts but reaching deep inland. Major population centers being the exception.

  7. I like this plan and believe it reprersents citizens, not races or politicians.

  8. John Libby says:

    Terry, I like this plan too. The issue is the Voting Rights Act and how the Department of Justice and the Federal Courts view the issue of regression. The second Congressional plan I submitted show that when can drawn a map which is non-regressive and also upholds the fair districts amendments.

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