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Fla called top redistricting state to watch



The Fix has a good overview over redistricting across the country. Chris Cilizza declares Florida the No. 1 state to watch in the county:

...1. Florida: In no state is more at stake. That’s because Republicans currently hold a ridiculous 19-to-six edge in the congressional delegation of this swing state, and voters in November passed constitutional amendments aimed at reining in the legislature’s ability to gerrymander. If those rules stick, Democrats think Republicans could lose upwards of five seats in the coming years. If they don’t, the GOP will try to draw the state’s two new districts as Republican-leaning and hope to expand its huge majority even further.

[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 6:32pm]


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