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GOP relents, ask for feds to look at redistrict amends



The Republican-led Legislature (rather than Gov. Rick Scott) has formally asked the U.S. Justice Department to pre-clear Amendments 5 and 6, which were passed to prevent political gerrymandering. The Florida House (along with two members of Congress) are still fighting the amendments in court.

Background is here

Correspondence is here

Download 3.29.11 Joint Preclearance Memo

Download 3.29.11 Preclearance Submission Cover Letter

Download 3.29.11 Submission Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act[1]


[Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:54pm]


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